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Isaac Tauaefa Live @ Roots

"Isaac Tauaefa is a Samoan singer, songwriter and motivational speaker. Born in 1989 in Honolulu, Hawaii of multi-ethnic parents, his family moved to Corinth, Texas when he was young. Growing up in football country and near the music town of Denton, Isaac developed three great passions in life – a love for football, music, and people.
When Isaac graduated from Lake Dallas High School in 2008, he was offered a scholarship to the prestigious U.S. Air Force Academy. After a year in Colorado Springs, he realized that a career in the military would limit any future hopes of playing professional football or making it in the music industry. When the University of Texas at El Paso offered him a scholarship to play at UTEP, he decided to transfer and was their starting nose tackle for two years before suffering a career ending injury his sophmore season. A difficult year of physical rehab and the end of a long relationship, drove Isaac deep into his music where he wrote some of his best songs. During his last year at UTEP he tried out for Season 3 of Fox’s X-Factor USA where he made it into the top 10 contestants in the “Boys” category.
Since graduating from UTEP in the spring of 2014, he has been actively pursuing his singing/songwriting career playing at gigs throughout the Denton area and being a featured artist at the 2014 Tumbleweed Festival in Garden City, Kansas. Isaac is also a motivational speaker going to schools across the US and abroad, encouraging young people to set high standards and pursue their dreams by sharing his story and music.
Isaac’s music, like his heritage, reflects a unique and unforgettable blend of soul, R&B, and Island vibes. A great storyteller and poet, his lyrics ring true and appeal to all generations."