May 18, 2023
Episode 242 - Songwriting Revelations in Nashville and Jackson Hole with Isaac Hayden
Isaac Hayden is a singer, songwriter, husband and handyman. From his humble beginnings as a preacher's son on the San Juan Islands and in Jackson Hole, to his emergence as a rising star in the vibrant music scene of Nashville, Isaac's trajectory is one of passion, perseverance, and artistic growth.
In this episode, Isaac takes us on a journey through his life, starting with his childhood in Sacramento, California, before moving to the picturesque San Juan Islands. He shares how his father's job as an assistant preacher led their family to Jackson Hole, where they played a crucial role in starting the first Presbyterian church in town.
Growing up as a preacher's son in a tight-knit community had its perks. Isaac reminisces about the supportive church community and the joy of playing the piano in the church auditorium. Music played a significant role in Isaac's life, leading him to explore different places such as Spokane, Southern California, Tallahassee, and Nashville.
Nashville became a turning point for Isaac's music career. Through connections and talent, he immersed himself in the thriving songwriter community. Isaac describes the awe-inspiring experience of attending the famous Bluebird Cafe and the profound impact it had on his songwriting craft. He shares his musical highlights of performing in songwriter nights, making connections, and even opening for renowned artists like Keb' Mo'. Isaac also sheds light on the process of getting his songs performed by other artists.
The conversation wraps up with Isaac reflecting on what his next goals in life are and how Jackson Hole has lit a fire inside of him to succeed and build a future for his family.
Learn more about Isaac and buy his music at IsaacHaydenMusic.com
This week's episode is supported in part by Teton County Solid Waste and Recycling, reminding residents and commercial businesses of Teton County’s food waste programs; the next frontier material in the quest to achieve the County’s goal to reduce, aiming for zero waste. More at TetonCountyWY.gov or at @RoadToZeroWaste.JH on Instagram.
Support also comes from The Jackson Hole Marketplace. The Deli at Jackson Hole Marketplace offers ready-made soups, sandwiches, breakfast burritos, and hot lunch specials. More at JHMarketplace.com
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