The South African-American Singer/Songwriter has compiled a cracking collection

Have you heard of Gregory Alan Isakov? He makes stirringly symphonic acoustic folk music, and sometimes he’s joined by an actual real-life Symphony:



He’s not bad at all, is he

We like Gregory. We like him so much, in fact, that we wanted to ask him if he fancied putting together a playlist of his favourite songs for us. Luckily, he did, and he sent us over a list that’s packed full of more classics than an Eighties-themed disco. Here’s Gregory explaining a few of his choices:

Leonard Cohen – One of Us Cannot Be Wrong

‘I just think it’s the most beautiful love song I have ever heard.



Bruce Springsteen – Highway 29

‘I am amazed at how Springsteen can tell a story and start you in one place and leave you somewhere completely different. He is a master at it. The entire record (The Ghost of Tom Joad) is probably one of my all-time favorites.



Leonard Cohen – Suzanne

‘A lot of early Cohen would be on this list, but this one…



U.S.A For Africa – We Are the World

‘This was the first single on vinyl I had as a kid. I played it over and over and over again.



Taylor Swift – We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

‘Because it makes me smile. A lot.



Check out Gregory Alan Isakov’s full playlist:



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