Beth Isbell Biography
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"A Bowie-esque voice performing dark altruistic Neil Young style alt-rock"
SELECTED AS A TOP 10 ARTIST & SONGWRITER FOR JULY 2008 BY TAXI,
the World's biggest & most-respected independent A&R Company!!!
FINALIST IN 2 CATEGORIES IN 2008 USA SONGWRITING CONTEST!!!
With "innovative tunes that exemplify the braggadocios-ness that is Texas music," transgender alt-rock singer-songwriter Beth Isbell "redefines 'dark' as a plausible blend of the psychedelic and the acoustic." Lucky Boyd, My Texas Music
"As a singer-songwriter, guitarist, and vocalist, Beth Isbell certainly leaves her mark wherever she performs. Her unique mix of blues, rock, and folk music as well as her passionate performances have won over audiences across the Midwest. Enjoy a special performance from an artist who truly is one of a kind." Oklahoma Film & Music Office, Best Events Guide, April 2008
Beth Isbell had her first live performance in 2003. She has been playing guitar since the late 90s & has become quite proficient in that short time. Since her first public performance, Beth has learned a lot and come a long way to become a very sought after solo performer. Beth fronts psychedelic blues rock band The Dead Prophets (Dallas, TX), singing, playing guitar & writing most of the band's songs. The band recently released the new "Bonus Edition" CD to some very nice reviews. She has fronted several other bands along the way & in the process, has learned how to rock the house! Beth is an accomplished and award winning songwriter in multiple genres, but her favorite songs to perform are original acoustic rock pieces - dark, haunting , moody, grungy, compelling and riveting. "I try to deliver my soul to the audience in every performance," and folks are really beginning to notice and connect. She also recently released two solo CDs (Live @ Blue Moon -and- The Awakening EP). Songs from all of her CDs are now spinning on college, community, and internet radio. Her voice has been described by industry pros as having "a great David Bowie quality" and her performance & writing style as a cross between Neil Young, Janis Joplin & Jim Morrison.
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Influences: Neil Young, Led Zeppelin, Alice in Chains, Nancy Wilson (Heart), Eric Clapton, SRV, Freddie King, Rolling Stones, Luther Allison, David Bowie, Mance Lipscomb, Tom Waits, and Townes Van Zandt.
As to being transgendered, it's not a choice, I just am. The bottom line is that I'm just more comfortable being female for lots of medical reasons starting from birth. It's taken a while for me to accept who I really am, but I have and really like my new self, ... I hope you do too. :) Most of all, I hope you enjoy the music!
The way I think of it is "I'm sort of like Lou Reed with breasts!"
Peace & Love,