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“We were blown away by [Isabel’s] songs and their stories, and moved by the themes and wordcrafting, accompanied by her excellent guitar playing and striking vocals. This was truly a unique experience and one we’ll look back on, saying we knew her before her well deserved fame! Thanks for a night to remember!”
– Gary Heinze and Debbie Fox, patrons, Stillwaters Supper & Songs, Marshall, VA

“…A new voice that is confident and pure and original songs that are assured and authentically delivered. Disarming and vulnerable like a Nanci Griffith, seasoned and rich like a Mary Chapin Carpenter….”
– Erik Balkey, Hudson Harding Music

A songwriter’s songwriter, with deep roots in the folk tradition….Isabel’s moving lyrics ride perfectly on top of waves of acoustic guitar. Her vocals, tender and somewhat haunting, echo the truth of her insights on life, love, and the human condition.
– Kirk Ridge, North Carolina Songwriters Co-op

We hear a lot of acts here, and Isabel’s voice is one of the most beautiful we’ve heard!
– Greg Lewis, owner, Pittsboro Roadhouse, Pittsboro, NC

Debut CD ‘Awake Again’ reaches top 15 on folk DJ charts

Isabel’s debut CD, Awake Again, featuring 12 original tracks and produced by veteran guitarist and singer-songwriter Jon Shain, reached number 15 on the Folk DJ chart in January 2017. The CD is available from CD Baby and other online merchants. Read more about the album.

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Thank you, Stillwaters Supper & Songs!

Many thanks to Mary Shapiro and Jeff Wolf at Stillwaters Supper and Songs in Marshall, Virginia for having me perform at their beautiful home on September 1 — the outdoor covered stage setup was exceptional. Mary and Jeff were the consummate hosts. Jeff did a beautiful job with the sound — his attention to detail put me blissfully at ease. (Jeff recorded the concert, so a live CD may be in the works!) His drum accompaniment on several of my songs was the perfect touch — and unrehearsed! Mary took care of promotion with her warmth and heartfelt commitment to building their community though music. If you have an opportunity to go to one of their shows, I hope you will.

My experience as a performer was possibly the best I’ve ever had. I had an opportunity to meet almost everyone in the audience before the show started, during the potluck supper beforehand. During the break and after the show, so many came up to me to express their connection to my songs, buy my CD, and share their gratitude for my being there. I felt so welcome, so validated, and so encouraged to keep doing what I love. I plan to book more house concerts in 2019, and am more than happy to travel — if you or someone you know is interested in hosting, please let me know.

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