Remember the awesome songwriter that performed on the main stage of the 2012 Fayetteville Roots Festival, right after Joy Kills Sorrow, and just before Darrell Scott? He also played at George’s before Pokey LaFarge. You remember, right?
His name is Gregory Allen Isakov, he’s kind of a genius, and he’s coming back to town for a show at George’s on Wednesday, May 8, and just up the road in Bella Vista on Tuesday, May 7.
The South African born artist’s performance at George’s next month is a Roots Festival-related event, and he will perform at Cooper Chapel in Bella Vista with 3 Penny Acre on May 7 as part of Walton Arts Center’s Artosphere festival.
Isakov is coming off a string of performances at the 2013 SXSW Festival. His song Evelyn was named one of the top 30 songs of the 2012 Daytrotter sessions, and his latest album, This Empty Northern Hemisphere was named one of the best of 2009 by No Depression magazine.
It was also named one of the best records I’ve heard in several years by me (Dustin Bartholomew), just now. It’s incredible.
Ticket information for the George’s show has not been announced, but we’ll include that info here once it becomes available. Update: Tickets to the George’s show are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. They’re also available online at George’s ticketing site.
Tickets to the Artosphere event at Cooper Chapel are $10, on sale now at waltonartscenter.com.