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Gregory Alan Isakov Announces 2011 Winter Tour

Gregory Alan Isakov’s emotionally saturated, raw indie folk songs have been pulling in fans and critics alike since his tender 2003 debut Rust Colored Stones. In 2009 Isakov’s fourth album, This Empty Northern Hemisphere, propelled him to new heights, with The Denver Post proclaiming him, “a subtler Springsteen, a more melodically diverse Dylan” and Paste Magazine crowning him “The Next Big Thing,” boasting “[Isakov] makes quietly lush, deeply vibrant music more rooted in the starry night sky… than in any terrestrial locale.”

Success continues to pour in for Isakov with his song “If I Go, I’m Going” recently featured on the Showtime hit “Californication” (the song is also featured on the show’s Season 4 Soundtrack Album) and a limited vinyl pressing of This Empty Northern Hemisphere (available on his website). Building on the momentum, late Winter tour dates have just been announced. Touring this time with his band, Isakov will support DeVotchKa for their CD release and Valentine’s Day show at Denver’s Fillmore Auditorium before embarking on a string of headlining dates on the East Coast (details below). Look for Isakov’s tour to head west in early spring.

Originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Gregory Alan Isakov has found a home in Colorado, where he’s lived for the past 12 years. Isakov has been compared to Iron & Wine, Leonard Cohen, and Jeff Tweedy. Isakov has performed throughout North America and Europe, sharing the stage with artists including Calexico, Mumford & Sons, The Indigo Girls, Brandi Carlile, and Laura Marling.

Check out Isakov’s new video for “Big Black Car” off This Empty Northern Hemisphere here.

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Winter 2011 Tour Dates are as follows:

Saturday, February 12 Fillmore Auditorium Denver CO DeVotchKa CD Release & Valentines Day Show
Sunday, February 13 Frogbelly Farm Longmont CO Benefit for Lisa Sanchez
Thursday, February 17 Johnny D's Somerville MA
Friday, February 18 One Longfellow Square Portland ME w/ Billy Libby
Saturday, February 19 138 Listening Lounge Manchester NH
Sunday, February 20 Ridgefield Library Ridgefield CT
Wednesday, February 23 Downtown Arts Building Wilkes-Barre PA
Thursday, February 24 Johnny Brenda's Philadelphia PA w/ Emily Arin
Friday, February 25 Highline Ballroom New York NY co-headline with Paper Raincoats w/ Paul Dempsey
Saturday, February 26 Sixth and I Historic Synagogue Washington DC

Upcoming Ridgefield Playhouse Shows

Tonight at The Ridgefield Playhouse...Madeleine Peyroux -- Tonight, Tuesday, June 23rd at 8:00 p.m.

Madeleine-PeyrouxThe smokey vocals of Madeleine Peyroux are coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse with her earthy new album called Bare Bones.  Peyroux has achieved critical success with her signature "postmodernist coolness" (LA Times).  The New York Times has praised Peyroux as having "a Mona Lisa voice and a personality to match....you can read whatever emotions you want in her sly, enigmatic interpretations."

Working with the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Peyroux will donate $1 from each ticket sold to a local charity through the NCADV.  This is not the first time Peyroux has raised money while out on tour, having done similar fundraisers on her past 5 North American tours.
  

Tickets available at ridgefieldplayhouse.org or by calling 203.438.5795

and later this week...Gary Burton Quartet Revisited with Pat Metheny, Steve Swallow, Antonio Sanchez  -- Thursday, June 25th at 8:00 p.m.

In the early 70’s, 19-year old guitarist Pat Metheny began his career by taking over the guitar chair in Gary Burton group for three years, the start of a 35- year long musical friendship between the vibist and guitarist. Great partnerships only come along now and then in the jazz world and for QUARTET LIVE, several overlapping combinations of legendary musicians got together to celebrate the ground-breaking Gary Burton Quartet.  Four legendary musicians, Gary Burton, Pat Metheny, Steve Swallow and Antonio Sanchez, improvisers and composers all, each at the top of his game, bringing modern jazz history to life on QUARTET LIVE.  The Gary Burton Quartet Revisited!

Tickets available at ridgefieldplayhouse.org or by calling 203.438.5795

Also coming up….

Branford Marsalis September 25th, Herb Alpert and Lani Hall November 2nd and Chick Corea April 9th! Tickets are on sale now.