Jason Isbell

This is great:

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God damn, that’s just stupid.

Just got this in the mail, looking forward to reading the Isbell section


Saw Jason on Friday in Iowa City. That man is a national treasure. The stuff from the new album was excellent and we got a healthy dose of Southeastern material. There was a female bassist standing in for Jimbo Hart–not sure what’s going on there. He also added another rhythm guitarist/percussionist to the mix.

Wonderful set. I forgot how much I love this man.


Yes, he added multi-instrumentalist Will Johnson early in the summer.

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Jimbo announced he wasn’t going to be on the first few weeks of the tour for a mental health break but he’s still not back, guessing he’s still going through some shit.


Safe to say that Weathervanes is 2023’s AOTY.


Isbell lends his guitar work on this track

Look who Isbell is opening up for on a couple of dates next year:

I’m not sure what’s behind this guy’s meteoric rise but apparently he’s a fan of Isbell. Wonder how long before Jason starts playing arenas?

Saw him on Friday night, one of the better shows I’ve seen of his (though obviously I’ve seen better setlists). Ended up about 15 feet from him, so was able to really get dialed in on the guitar playing. Very solid night.

Save the World, King of Oklahoma, Strawberry Woman, Last of my Kind, Super 8, Alabama Pines, Elephant, Death Wish, White Beretta, Stockholm, When we Were Close, Middle of the Morning, Overseas, Honeysuckle Blue, Cast Iron Skillet, Miles, Cover Me Up

24 Frames, If We Were Vampires, This Ain’t It


Wish he would mix up setlists a bit more but since he has people filling in for Jimbo and at least one new addition to the 400 Unit I assume it’s probably better to stick with a similar structure every night.

10th anniversary of Southeastern, 2022 performance of the album made available to watch on YouTube

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The song meaning behind “Live Oak” is fascinating. TIL It’s an allegory about whether his wife loves sober Jason or is still intrigued by the hard partying mess he was before meeting her. None of his lyrics can be taken for granted as literal. Truly one of the most gifted lyricists that I can think of in my lifetime.

Might be my favorite Isbell song tbh


Thoughts @snuckaskitchen ?


I :two_hearts: this guy


New video for King of Oklahoma

Now that I have had time to digest “Weathervanes” and watch him perform some of the songs live, I feel like this album could definitely be considered one of his best albums. “Southeastern”, undoubtedly set the bar pretty high but was focused on his recovery and that was clearly a dominant theme in the album. His new album expands on his new identity and continues the storytelling we all enjoy so much with his music. There are definitely a couple songs on this album I simply don’t enjoy, but tolerate, but the majority of the album resonates with me. Isbell is like a good author, he creates a medium that allows us to visualize his lyrics and songs in a very personal way.

Only a handful of songwriters, artists like James Taylor, Richard Shindell, John Mayer, and a few others, have consistently created that visualization like he does.

This is a great interview to understand his mindset

This was a funny and aweosme reply

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His Dress Chews look great

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