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Portrait of BETH ISBELL



Oklahoma City, OK

"A cross between David Bowie and Jim Morrison ... with breasts!"

SELECTED AS A TOP 10 ARTIST & SONGWRITER BY TAXI FOR JULY 2008--the World's biggest & most-respected independent A&R Company!!!


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, 4/08

"I try to deliver my soul to the audience in every performance," and folks are really beginning to notice and connect. For example, in 2008 Beth, as a solo artist, has headlined a multi-artist concert for a Texas radio station and recently played at a huge music festival in Atlanta with an average 3-day attendance of over 350,000. Beth has also fronted several original & blues/rock cover bands and is one of the best frontpersons to recently emerge on the scene. Beth's voice has been described by industry A&R pros as having "a great David Bowie quality." Her performance & writing style is a cross between Neil Young & David Bowie. Put a great band behind her and she can deliver magic with the power & passion of Jim Morrison & Janis Joplin. Growing audiences just love her passionate performances!

Beth is an accomplished and award winning songwriter in multiple genres. Beth was selected by TAXI, the world's leading independent A&R company, as one of their Top 10 artists/songwriters for July 2008. Her song The Good Woman Waltz was the No. 1 country song in the Texas Top 40 chart and was picked by TAXI as one of their 10 favorite songs for July 2008. While Beth writes in multiple genres, her favorite songs to perform are original acoustic rock pieces – dark, haunting , moody, grungy, compelling and riveting. Beth's music “redefines ‘dark’ as a plausible blend of the psychedelic and the acoustic.”

As to being transgendered, Beth says "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 dig the music!"

Booking & Info:

Music Videos of Beth Performing Live/Solo:
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To hear most all of the songs Beth has written & recorded: (several Top 10) -or- (The Good Woman Waltz picked by TAXI as Top 10 Favorite for July 2008)

Influences: Neil Young, Led Zeppelin, Alice in Chains, Nancy Wilson (Heart), Eric Clapton, SRV, Freddie King, Rolling Stones, Luther Allison, David Bowie, Lou Reed, Jim Morrison (The Doors), Janis Joplin, Buddy Guy, Mance Lipscomb, Townes Van Zandt, and Kurt & Dave.

Beth Isbell Music Related Websites: (main solo rock/blues fan website) (personal/main music business website - 1,300+ friends) (main rock band fan website) (main blues band fan website) (main country fan website) (radio quality downloads/sales) (radio quality downloads) (songwriting site) (cd sales - solo acoustic) (cd sales-psych rock band) (cd sales - Nashville country) (download sales - solo acoustic cds) (download sales-psych rock cd) (download sales - Nashville studio cd)



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Portrait of BETH ISBELL