Born and raised in Sonoma, California Ismay pays tribute to her hometown in her debut album. Introduced to performing by her grandfather who hosted music festivals, she performed regularly at festivals including the Strawberry Music Festival.
Following in the footsteps of her idols Emmylou Harris and Cat Power, her songs reminisce of living on the ranch and include aspects of the natural world. Titled “Songs of Sonoma Mountain, Ismay gives the mountains a voice with stories from the animals who reside on it to the fires that tore through it. The album’s narrative is detailed and compelling. A storyteller herself, Ismay released a narrative podcast called “Where the World Begins.”
You can listen to Ismay on all streaming platforms or visit her website here.