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Jason Isbell

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Jason Isbell’s raw, open, and reflective approach to music has led him to creat what Rolling Stone considers to be an album that is “…one of the year’s best in any genre.” Isbell’s Austin City Limits debut features him performing songs from that album, Southeastern.

A former member of the Drive-By Truckers, Isbell has a line of solo albums, including 2007′s Sirens of the Ditch, 2009′s Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit and 2011′s Here We Rest, that feature unrepentantly Southern songs with the glorious storm and drama of his band The 400 Unit.

Southeastern, released in 2013, takes a new approach which The New York Times magazine calls a “breakthrough for Isbell.” He says of the album, “Before I’d felt like, this song needs to be this length, or this song needs to be mastered in this way, or this song needs to have drums on it, or this song needs a bigger hook. I just completely did away with all those considerations for this record. And made it as if I were really just making it for me, and for people like me who listen to entire albums.”

And the response has been all positive. Spin writes, “Isbell is among the finest lyricists working today.” American Songwriter says listeners are “treated to a truthful, moving journey and a master class in songwriting to boot.”

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