Gregory Alan Isakov and Matt The Electrician
Originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, Gregory Alan Isakov's songcraft lends to the deepest lyrical masterpieces. His family immigrated to the U.S. in opposition to apartheid and settled in the Philadelphia area when he was seven. Isakov moved to Colorado in 1999 to study horticulture and simultaneously embarked on a career as an acoustic singer-songwriter. He soon caught the attention of Americana singer-songwriters Brandi Carlile and Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls, whose interest and collaborations have helped spark his career.
In 2008, the Denver publication Westword named him their Best Acoustic Folk Artist. The previous year he was given the paper's Best of Denver Singer-Songwriter award; they called him "a rootsier Glen Phillips channeling Kelly Joe Phelps."
"Strong, subtle, a lyrical genius" Boulder Weekly
Official Website: www.GregoryAlanIsakov.com
Song Samples: www.MySpace.com/GregoryAlanIsakov
Once upon a time, there was a young man named Matt Sever. He lived in Austin, TX, and he worked as a journeyman electrician. Every morning he would go to work and wire houses all day long in the blistering Texas heat. Then, sometimes with no time to shower or change his clothes, he would go straight to the bars and nightclubs of Austin to play his songs for whomever would listen. So they called him Matt The Electrician. Eventually, Sever quit his job to spend more time writing and playing songs, but the name stuck.
With heartfelt lyrics, sincere delivery and joyful arrangements, Sever has been a finalist in the Mountain Stage Newsong Festival, The Telluride Bluegrass Festival, and The Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, and won the Texas Grammy Songwriting Contest.
"Sever brings a delightfully different energy to the often hidebound folk scene; electrifies it, actually." -- L.A. Daily News
Official Website: www.MattTheElectrician.com
Song Samples: www.MySpace.com/MattTheElectrician
Columbus Performing Arts Center (Shedd Theater)
549 Franklin Avenue
Columbus, OH 43215
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