Isaac is a freelancer in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and is involved in the local music scene. He plays with Later Babes.
Name: Isaac Show
City/Town: Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Who is your community?
My Community is Sioux Falls. The groups that I work with and influence are Later Babes, We All Have Hooks For Hands and Soulcrate Music.
Give us a behind-the-scenes look at your average day.
I work a lot of freelance projects, so I travel and usually do something new each day. If I have my laptop with me, chances are I am making something. I’m constantly managing the Later Babes workflow from booking shows to managing the social media to creating the content for live gigs. I also part-time at Passenger Productions flying drone and editing video.
What challenge in your life or work are you most interested in overcoming?
Growing Later Babes from a band to a brand. Being able to focus our social impact into more than just showing up to a live show, or downloading a record. I believe that we have the tools to inspire our following to do great things.
If you could do any job, what would you do and why?
Be self employed. Being able to control your schedule is huge when you are trying to be creative.
What is the most beneficial aspect of living in the OTA region when it comes to your career?
The place and area out here is amazing. The people that live out here are like no one else I have ever met. I have made life-long connections to people in this region. The low cost of living provides me with enough income to travel more often and take bigger risks.
At what intersection do you live your life?
I live at the intersection of creativity and happiness.
Where do you think good ideas come from?
Collaboration. Seeing multiple points of view can really fuel a great idea.
What’s one current trend you think will change the world?
Cameras. They are becoming more and more accessible to everyone. We are all turning into content creators.
What’s the best way to put inspiration into action?
Scheduling. Whether you are doing something by yourself, or with a group. Being able to give yourself the specific time to do something really forces you to act.
What’s the greatest risk you’ve taken?
Quitting my day job and working freelance. It can be pretty stressful when you are not getting a steady paycheck. But I would do it all over again if I had to choose.
What’s your biggest failure, and what did you learn from it?
I thought that living in Minneapolis was gonna further my career. I realized that I knew more people that supported me and my creativity back in Sioux Falls. Because of that move, I quit my regular job, and went freelance. A positive stress that I needed in my life.
Who do you hope to leave a legacy for?
I hope to leave a legacy for Sioux Falls. I want to prove that you can do big things in a small town.
Who is the most connected person in your life, and what personal characteristics make him or her so well-connected?
Wes Eisenhauer. Even before we ever collaborated together on a project, we would dish about what are personal projects could be doing that would make them better. He has done a lot for the music and art scene here, and I am tend to be involved with him in some fashion.
Who is the most creative person in your life, and why?
Eli Show. My Brother. I can’t remember a time that he wasn’t drawing or creating. We were in a band for many years together, and are constantly bouncing ideas off each other even though he is far off living in Brooklyn, NY.
Who is the most community-focused person in your life, and how do they impact their communities?
Zach DeBoer. I first met him as a fan of our music when he was in college. I am so excited with what he has done, and what he will do for this town and the art scene.
What passion project are you working on right now?
The next Later Babes album. We are currently in the process of making the new record, which will always be free. Being able to have a physical copy of an album to give out to the community to make more connections will be huge this year for the group. New Album May 21st 2016.
Later Babes has always been good at keeping the subject lighthearted. I would hope that through growth and a little teaching, we could evolve the voice of what Later Babes is.
I always feel like I wear my town on my sleeve. When my band toured across the county, we would always introduce ourselves as being from Sioux Falls. I want to represent our town, and prove that great things and people can come from here.