Oklahoma native Isaac Hoskins gets his inspiration from a lifetime of hard work. From construction worker and bartender to ranch hand and beer truck driver, Hoskins has been able to focus those experiences into his music. Chasing his dream of being a singer/songwriter, after a brief stint at Wichita State University, Isaac uprooted and moved to Texas. “After the global COVID pandemic came to a head in 2020, and Hoskins watched the live music world evaporate, things spun to a dark head, and he knew something had to change. After three days alone in the desert, Hoskins came home and started over. Twelve months sober, 30 pounds lighter, and now performing full time, Hoskins has channeled the darkness into a new album, Bender.” Bender was recorded in Austin, Texas at The Finishing School and produced and engineered by Gordy Quist of The Band of Heathens.
“I don’t write anything that I don’t believe in. If I can do this and support my family until I die, then that’s what I want to get out of my music. It’s real and I think people will find their own ways to relate to it, which is what I love about doing this.”
Hoskins loves the old school sound of Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Guy Clark, and John Prine, “their sound is really what I set out to do with this record. It’s an ode to unhealthy coping strategies and life on the other side. I wanted to write something that was a nod to traditional old school country and that’s what we accomplished with this record.” Isaac’s sound has not gone unnoticed as he has some amazing things in the works for his music, which he is excited to be sharing soon! Keep an eye out on his social media for that big announcement in the next few weeks!
If you enjoyed this Music Monday feature, then make sure to check out our additional Music Monday features below. If you’re interested in being featured on a Music Monday, you can contact our Editor in Chief here.
CLN Community & Event Sponsor