Byron Isaacs

Byron Isaacs on bass
photo by Olivia Bastone

Byron Isaacs records and tours with The Lumineers. He met the band through producer Simone Felice and contributed bass and backing vocals to The Lumineers platinum-selling Cleopatra. He’s on their 2019 album III that explores themes of addiction, and on their newest crowd-pleasing release, Brightside. He’s currently on the Brightside World Tour which is selling out dates throughout 2022.

The New York City-based band Isaacs shares with guitarist Peter Cole, called Lost Leaders, released two singles in 2022, “Long Way Down” and “Foolish Heart.” Their third album, Promises Promises, debuted in March 2019. The band enjoys radio play and performs with drummer Lee Falco and keyboardist Will Bryant, who each also contribute vocal harmonies.

Isaacs was one of the six founders of the legendary Americana band Ollabelle, which toured with Diana Krall and was featured on the Great High Mountain Tour. He played bass for Levon Helm’s famous Midnight Rambles, and played on both of Helm’s Grammy-winning albums (writing the song Calvary” on Dirt Farmer). Isaacs played and toured with Amy Helm, producing her first solo album Didn’t It Rain.

In June 2018, Isaacs released his debut solo album, Disappearing Man, to rave reviews. Recently Isaacs has enjoyed songwriting collaborations with Jim Keller. He’s also played on recent music from Noah Kahan and David Baron, and is on Carry Me Home, the 2022-released collaboration between Mavis Staples and Levon Helm.

During his decades-long career, Isaacs has recorded and/or performed with Willie Nelson, Joan Baez, Bruce Springsteen, Patti Scialfa, Roseanne Cash, Jackson Browne, Nina Nastasia, Ryan Adams, Chris Smither, Richard Shindell, Mary Fahl, The Weight Band, and Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams, and many others.

Byron Isaacs

Byron Isaacs on bass
photo by Olivia Bastone

Byron Isaacs records and tours with The Lumineers. He met the band through producer Simone Felice and contributed bass and backing vocals to The Lumineers platinum-selling Cleopatra. He’s on their 2019 album III that explores themes of addiction, and on their newest crowd-pleasing release, Brightside. He’s currently on the Brightside World Tour which is selling out dates throughout 2022.

The New York City-based band Isaacs shares with guitarist Peter Cole, called Lost Leaders, released two singles in 2022, “Long Way Down” and “Foolish Heart.” Their third album, Promises Promises, debuted in March 2019. The band enjoys radio play and performs with drummer Lee Falco and keyboardist Will Bryant, who each also contribute vocal harmonies.

Isaacs was one of the six founders of the legendary Americana band Ollabelle, which toured with Diana Krall and was featured on the Great High Mountain Tour. He played bass for Levon Helm’s famous Midnight Rambles, and played on both of Helm’s Grammy-winning albums (writing the song Calvary” on Dirt Farmer). Isaacs played and toured with Amy Helm, producing her first solo album Didn’t It Rain.

In June 2018, Isaacs released his debut solo album, Disappearing Man, to rave reviews. Recently Isaacs has enjoyed songwriting collaborations with Jim Keller. He’s also played on recent music from Noah Kahan and David Baron, and is on Carry Me Home, the 2022-released collaboration between Mavis Staples and Levon Helm.

During his decades-long career, Isaacs has recorded and/or performed with Willie Nelson, Joan Baez, Bruce Springsteen, Patti Scialfa, Roseanne Cash, Jackson Browne, Nina Nastasia, Ryan Adams, Chris Smither, Richard Shindell, Mary Fahl, The Weight Band, and Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams, and many others.

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