Once a jazz cocktail lounge singer, television composer, theater experimeter and now the webmaster of San Francisco, this singer/songwriter and his piano threads a dreamy, after-hours sadness with a wise and compassionate outlook on life and music.
Counting influences ranging from Tori Amos to Bill Evans to Shirley Horn to Tom Waits, LET IT FALL includes 9 original songs and a cover of Joni Mitchell's WILLIE that's sure to be controversial.
"Isen's voice is a wonderful instrument that is fully as melancholy as the sound of an English horn."
-The Southern Voice
"Joni Mitchell is a common reference point for piano-playing female singer-songwriters, but Richard Isen may be one of the few men who courts the comparison in his ivory-tickling style, in his deep blue voice..."
-Performing Songwriter Top 12 DIY
"Listening to Isen's songs is like looking at an impressionist painting-his songs are blended shades of blue and purple, splashed with white..."
-Chicago Free Press