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Many musicians have day jobs to make ends meet. However, few artists maintain the lifestyle kept by Gregory Alan Isakov. The Colorado-based indie-folk artist is a full-time farmer who sells vegetable seeds and grows various market crops on his three-acre farm, while also tending to a thriving musical career.I switch gears a lot, he says. I wake up really early in the growing season, and then in the winters, Im up all night. Im constantly moving back and forth.Isakov had an easier time balancing his two passions while making his fourth full-length studio album, Evening Machines. In between farm duties, the multi-instrumentalist wrote and recorded in a studio housed in a barn on his property. Like the farm, this studio has a communal atmosphere, filled with instruments and gear stored there by musician friendsgear Isakov always leaves on, just in case inspiration strikes.Sometimes I couldnt sleep, so Id walk into the studio and work really hard into the night, he says. A lot of times I would find myself in the light of all these VU meters and the tape machine glow, so thats where the title came from. I recorded mostly at night, when I wasnt working in the gardens. It doesnt matter if its summer or winter, morning or afternoon, this music always feels like evening to me.As its name implies, the dark indie rock and folk populating Evening Machines possesses a dusky hue. Hushed acoustic guitar and sparse piano combine for a moody foundation thats amplified by ornate and heavy embellishments: distant electric guitars, keyboards, pedal steel, saw, percussion, strings, banjo, and some electronic drums. Lilting background vocals intertwine with Isakovs watercolor-streaked murmur on Powder, while Where You Gonna Go applies haunting, echoing vocal effects to his voice.However, in a nod to the musicians desire to strike a balance of space and instrumentation, these lush flourishesloping banjo on Dark, Dark, Dark, ghostly pedal steel on Was I Just Another One and strings tw
  • Start:January 15, 2019
  • End:January 15, 2019
  • Recurringrecurring event
  • Where:The Charleston Music Hall, 37 John Street, Charleston, South Carolina, United States, 29403
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  • Event Type: Concerts & Music
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