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Gregory Alan Isakov @ Newport Music Hall, Columbus (1/24/19)

by Olivia Weinzapfel Gregory Alan Isakov, a truly underrated folk deity, performed in a stunning late-January concert at the Newport Music Hall in Columbus, Ohio. Drawing in the perfect audience and creating a suitable aesthetic, Isakov and his backing band members put on an outstanding raw performance. It was a fantastic show even from the opening act, which featured solo guitarist Danny Black. Isakov has a very invariable discography; all songs are similar in their tempo and somber mood, which created my personal uncertainty for how the concert was going to go in terms of keeping the audience interested. To my surprise, the show exceeded all expectations and made for a flawlessly enriching event.  

Opening act

Pulling together the perfect aesthetic

The Weatherman

Astonishing performance

Ending on a perfect note