Today’s recommendation, ‘That Moon Song’, is not a new tune. It was out way back in 2009, but I am celebrating the announcement that Gregory Alan Isakov’s new album ‘The Weatherman’ will be out in July! Click below the break for the article.
Gregory is South African born but calls Colorado home, and his music leans toward folk/Americana. His voice is just beautiful, as are his lyrics: “And you came on strong like some running wave/And your beauty left me broke and hungry/Left me begging to the birds for a bone or an offering/Left me saying nothin’, nothin’, like I always say/That full bellied moon she’s a shinin’ on me/Yeah she pulls on this heart like she pulls on the sea.”
I took my mum and sister along with me to see him play in a little cafe back in 2011, with an audience of about 40 people. It was one of my favourite gigs and it felt like he could have been singing to me in my lounge. He took the time to chat with everyone during the intermission and afterwards, and was just so friendly and appreciative. I am always thankful when an artist I like turns out to be just as great in person.
If you haven’t already, listen to the album ‘This Empty Northern Hemisphere’, it’s just gorgeous. Check out this video of ‘That Moon Song’ that I took on my camera (with permission) from the gig: