Byron Isaacs: 2018
Byron Isaacs and band with John Platt (photo by Jeremy Rainer/WFUV)
I was so pleased to welcome Byron Isaacs back to Studio A, especially on the occasion of releasing his debut album, Disappearing Man.
The talented Brooklyn-based bassist and singer has performed on WFUV as a member of Ollabelle, with Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams, and as a sideman to Clarence Bucaro. He's also recorded and toured recently with the Lumineers, but by finally recording his own songs, Isaacs got to stretch out in new ways and also explore the whole range of his influences, including world music and art rock.
For this session, he switched to guitar and was joined in Studio A by David Berger on drums and Will Bryant on keyboards. Together they performed three songs from Disappearing Man — "Summer," "Seeing Is Believing," and "Man of the Times" — and I also talked with Isaacs about the winding and busy path that brought him to make this album.
You can listen to the whole interview and performance below, and also on tonight's edition of "Sunday Supper" with guest host Eric Holland. And if you don't have plans tonight, Isaacs has a 9:45 p.m. set at Pete's Candy Store in Brooklyn.