Bluegrass Underground

S9 E7 | PREVIEW

Episode 7 Preview | Gregory Alan Isakov

This native of South Africa who as a child moved to the U.S. is now a fiercely independent, DIY musician based in Boulder, CO. Influenced from a young age by Leonard Cohen, Kelly Joe Phelps and Bruce Springsteen, Isakov strikes that “balance of space and instrumentation,” with lush flourishes: twirling strings, a loping banjo, ghostly pedal steel, solid yet restrained percussion.

AIRED: October 16, 2019 | 0:00:30
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(bluegrass music)

- [Narrator] Deep beneath the Cumberland Mountains,

near Pelham, Tennessee,

lies one of the world's most magical, musical adventures.

It's Bluegrass Underground.

Three million years in the making.

Pure acoustics offer music from the heart

of the American experience.

Center stage, and deep inside the mountain.

This week, welcome Gregory Alan Isakov.

A little bit bluegrass, a little bit underground.

It's Bluegrass Underground.

♪ Still your slades to sounds


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