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October 25, 2019

As part of our project 'Songs of Sonoma Mountain' we're going to share a series of covers all recorded on Sonoma Mountain!

This first song is by Norma Tanega from her album 'Walkin' my Cat Named Dog' released in 1966

Thanks for watching, keep posted for more songs! Pleas...

October 17, 2019

Today I’m going to share something that’s been really difficult for me to feel comfortable talking about, in the world of music and beyond. When I was growing up, I always felt out of place when we’d be split into those two lines in gym class—boys and girls. For so lon...

October 1, 2019

We are so honored to be named as one of KQED's 10 acts not to miss at this year's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco!

https://www.kqed.org/arts/13867004/10-acts-not-to-miss-at-hardly-strictly-2019?fbclid=IwAR39Dh2tHEkfllAt5jzWme44736WlFuOGH8Wu8SEv-vAvfm...

May 24, 2018

Ismay's first short film 'Songs of the Klamath' recounts a story of hope, adventure, and loss, and the songwriting that comes for from it. After leaving college and beginning on the path to become musician, Ismay looked towards horseback travels to find purpose and ins...

May 22, 2018

Just out! Our very first podcast appearance with 'Onstage with Jim and Tom' was an amazing experience. We discussed the purpose behind Ismay as a project, and performed 5 songs with a string section. 

May 11, 2018

In late April, we traveled to the historic Phoenix Theater in Petaluma to be part of the Onstage with Jim and Tom Podcast. There, we filmed a live performance featuring string arrangements from the record.

This song, 'The Siren of Montezuma' is all about falling in lov...

April 12, 2018

We couldn't be more excited to return to San Francisco for a very special evening of Bluegrass at SF Jazz!

The evening will center around the music of Hazel Dickens, who was a dear friend of my grandfather Warren Hellman, and a deeply inspiring folk/bluegrass musician....

March 27, 2018

We are so excited to share our latest live video with you! It features a song off of our debut EP 'Songs from a River' entitled 'Innisfree'.

This is a song about the ways in which nature hides in unexpected places. In the lyrics, dense city alleyways are likened to cany...

December 6, 2017

We are beyond thrilled to announce our recording debut--an EP entitled 'Songs from a River'!

This has been years in the making, and it would not have happened without support from all of you! 

You can pre-order vinyl, CD, digi and more here

https://www.pledgemusic.com/pro...

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