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As Isaac writes songs for the church yet they resonate with many hearts in different contexts. Their desire is to engage people with the story of life and truth. While they take their art and truth very seriously, they do not take themselves seriously at all.

As Isaac has toured England, Ireland and Wales. They have played for Precept Transform student conferences in the United States and Canada, and locally in their home town of Chattanooga (including churches, coffeehouses, private parties and more), regionally (ranging from South Carolina, to Atlanta, to Alabama and Mississippi), as far west as New Mexico, and as far north as Chicago, Sheboygan, and Rochester. They’ve opened for Kristian Stanfill (Passion worship leader and sixsteps recording artist), Audrey Assad (independent singer and songwriter), The Vespers (Nashville Americana band), and Nashville singer songwriters Christopher Williams, Eric Peters, and Brady Toops. They were a featured artist at the internationally award winning Riverbend Festival.

Their latest project, Vignette No. 2: Live At The Neighborhood Show, is set to release November 29, 2016. An As Isaac Family Christmas released on cassette (yes, cassette) and digitally November 2015. Their single For My Good (with a radio version available) released October 2015. The first album of their Vignette series, Time To Move On: Vignette No. 1  was recorded in an historic chapel, mixed by Don Chaffer (of Waterdeep) and released April 2015. Their live album On the Run: Bluegrass and B-sides from ReCreate Cafe was recorded by Joey Young and released September 2013. Their first full length album Headed for My Home produced by Don Chaffer (of Waterdeep) and Greg LaFollette (of Trouvere, and others) released June 2013 and was funded in full by crowdfunding when they raised over $20,000 in less than 30 days. Their first music video, “Speak Lord” from Hastening the Day, by Cuban producer Axel Arzola released January 2012. They released their debut EP Hastening the Day produced by Don Chaffer (of Waterdeep) in October 2011.

They have played for churches, retreats, camps, conferences, in mid-size venues, coffee shops, homes, at fairs, colleges, schools, chapels, on missions trips, for weddings, and facilitated workshops and classes. They serve weekly at their church Calvary Chapel Chattanooga in youth ministry, where they all met, and how the band originally formed. In addition to leading weekly for youth group, they have played 125 times from 2014 through 2015 to date, an average of almost six times per month.

As Isaac is Zachary Tate Smith, Rachel Austin Kelly, and Kristian Croxall. Meleah Smith is their manager at home and on the road.

Nathan Shirai (mandolin, trumpet, percussion & any instrument we throw at him) and Stephen Humphries (hammered dulcimer & percussion) often accompany the band and are affectionately referred to as band cousins.

Their songs are registered with SESAC and CCLI.

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