Bassist Byron Isaacs steps out into the limelight with his first solo release Disappearing Man. Co-produced by Hector Castillo (David Bowie, Bjork, The Brazilian Girls) and Brian Cullman (Lucinda Williams, Ghazal) and recorded at Castillo’s studio in Brooklyn, Disappearing Man will be released June 15 on the Cosmic Trigger label.
Bass player, singer-songwriter Byron Isaacs is a native Texan now living in Brooklyn. A founding member of Ollabelle and Lost Leaders, Isaacs is currently recording and touring with The Lumineers. Over the past fifteen years he has also recorded and/or performed with Levon Helm, Willie Nelson, Joan Baez, Bruce Springsteen, Patti Scialfa, Rosanne Cash, Nina Nastasia, Ryan Adams, Chris Smither, Richard Shindell, Mary Fahl, Amy Helm, and Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams.
For Disappearing Man Isaacs was joined in the studio by keyboardist Glenn Patscha (Ollabelle, Roger Waters, The Holmes Brothers), guitarist Chris Masterson (The Mastersons, Steve Earle, Loretta Lynn, The Golden Palominos), drummer David Berger (Amy Helm, Alice Texas, Justin Bond, Mary Fahl), percussionist Joe Bonadio (Sting, Boz Scaggs, Rosanne Cash) and arranger John Lissauer (Leonard Cohen). Byron’s songs combine the quietly relentless grooves of Curtis Mayfield with the oblique simplicity of Neil Young.
Each of Disappearing Man’s 9 tracks provide thought invoking lyrics anchored by a solid, unwavering groove. From the old school vibe on “Crazy Love” to the driving grit of “Daddy’s Farm”, “Disappearing Man” and “Shadows”. Balance this with warm fat tones of “Gypsy Wind” and “Seeing is Believing” plus the sinuous lines of “Losing You” and “Man of the Times” and you’ve got a truly remarkable album that will stick with you long into the night.