Greetings, friends! I have a special treat for you today, and if it goes well I’ll be making it a regular thing here on the blog. I’m calling this new section of the blog “Heart and Soul” because that is what will be the common thread in every sort of ‘profile’ I do. Today I want to introduce you to a friend of mine; this person is an artist and creator named Isabeau Waia’u Walker.
Sometimes people in your life appear from the craziest places, and I found Isabeau by going down those Youtube rabbit trails we all experience from time to time (tell me I’m not alone). I love listening to song covers and I came across Isabeau singing a cover of “I’d Do Anything” from Annie. From continuing to watch her videos I discovered that she lived in Oregon as well, and only about an hour away from me, so when she had a live gig coming up I decided to go!
Since then I’ve gotten to know Isabeau better, listened to her music, and seen what a wonderful and passionate singer and person she is. As an artist she is honest, intentional with her songs and lyrics, and truly knows how to make her beautiful voice shine. Her original songs like “The Chase” and “Watch Your Words” are two of my absolute favorites because they are incredibly soulful and have clear and rich messages. The way she crafts a song from beginning to end results in something so full of heart that you cannot help but feel her intent.
On her channel you will find everything from covers, to originals, to worship songs both by herself and with friends and family (hit me up any day, Beau *wink wink). Her collaborations are magic because there is such a spirit of love and camaraderie and family; in fact, some of my favorite collaborations are with her family surrounding her in their living room, like Here and Iesu No Ke Kahuhipa (Savior Like A Shepherd Lead Us).
Isabeau the person, who I now get to call a friend, is equally as honest and intentional. She carries her family, most of whom still live in her home of Hawaii, and her heritage with her all the time. She puts so much time and energy into her job as a leadership advisor, all while being deeply invested in developing her music and fostering relationships with others.
Honestly, her sense of humor drew me to her immediately, and when we finally met at one of her coffee shop gigs, her warmth made me feel like we had known each other for years. It has been such a pleasure to get to know Isabeau, not only through her music, but in real life as well. I honestly urge you to check her out anywhere you can (I’ve shared some links below) and show her some love. She’s not only a wonderful musician, but a wonderful human as well, and someone you definitely want in your corner.
That’s all for today, friends! I would love to know if you checked any of these links out and what you thought! And as always, please let me know in the comments if you enjoyed this and if you would like to see more! xx