Jason Isbell and Drive-By Truckers Duo reunite for AMA performance – watch

First of all Steps and now this. When will the wheels fall off the reunion bandwagon? Rolling Stone Country report: “Wearing an acoustic guitar and a wide grin, Jason Isbell rejoined his former bandmates in Drive-By Truckers, Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley, during yesterday’s nomination ceremony for the 2017 Americana Honors & Awards. Seated in a row, the three Alabamans strummed their way through a nostalgic performance of Isbell’s “Outfit,” with Hood singing harmonies and Cooley chiming in on lead guitar. Continue reading “Jason Isbell and Drive-By Truckers Duo reunite for AMA performance – watch”

“Outlaw Music Festival Tour” announced with the best line-up ever

Imagine if you will your dream line-up for a single night out and it probably doesn’t get much better than this. Oh for Star Trek style transporters.  RS Country reports: “Willie Nelson is assembling a genre-defying roster of artists for a new summer package tour. The Outlaw Music Festival Tour will kick off July 1st in New Orleans with Sheryl Crow, the Avett Brothers and Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real. Bob Dylan, Jason Isbell, My Morning Jacket, Margo Price, Hayes Carll, and Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats will appear on select dates of the six-city run. Additional shows and artists are forthcoming.  Continue reading ““Outlaw Music Festival Tour” announced with the best line-up ever”

Uncut wants you to ask Jason Isbell some questions

If you’ve always wondered what Jason Isbell’s favourite colour is, whether he ever wears socks with sandals and who his favourite Hollyoaks character is (now or historical Jason, your choice!) then carpe diem as the saying goes. Uncut report: ” Ahead of the release of his new album, The Nashville Sound, Jason Isbell will be answering your questions as part of our regular An Audience With… feature. So is there anything you’d like us to ask the singer song-writer?  Continue reading “Uncut wants you to ask Jason Isbell some questions”

Jason Isbell previews album with new track – Listen

A nice way to go into the weekend and you can squeeze your red nose (or something else, your choice) while listening to it – Rolling Stone Country reports: “”Last year was a son of a bitch,” Jason Isbell hollers in “Hope the High Road,” the first release from this summer’s The Nashville Sound. A guitar-charged tribute to those feeling disenchanted by today’s divisive politics and social issues, the song fires twin blasts of electrified empathy and resolute optimism. Isbell, an outspoken liberal who isn’t afraid to get political on Twitter, isn’t ready to make peace with his aggressors. Instead, he’s taking the high road, refusing to be bullied into despair.  Continue reading “Jason Isbell previews album with new track – Listen”

RS Country discusses Jason Isbell’s new album

RS Country have a really interesting piece up about the forthcoming new Jason Isbell album which talks about its politics, the label it’ll be out on and its overall sound:  “New songs. Rock & roll influences. Danceable tempos. A collaborative dynamic that shines a spotlight not only on the frontman, but on the band behind him, too. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit’s upcoming album The Nashville Sound will unveil all of the above on June 16th, hitting stores two years after the songwriter’s Grammy-winning Something More Than Free. Continue reading “RS Country discusses Jason Isbell’s new album”

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit announce new album, UK dates

Although don’t get too excited as they’re towards the end of the year and gigs in bunkers tend to be a bit cramped. Rolling Stone reports: “It’s shaping up to be a busy year for Jason Isbell, who will release two records before 2017 is up. Today, the songwriter announced his upcoming Live from Welcome to 1979, a six-song, vinyl-only concert album recorded directly onto lacquer. A full-length studio album is also slated to hit shelves this year, with production by Dave Cobb. Both titles are credited to Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, marking Isbell’s first non-solo albums since 2013’s Live from Alabama. Continue reading “Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit announce new album, UK dates”

Jason Isbell posts short preview of new album

MORE bloody Isbell news, from Rolling Stone this time who report: “Jason Isbell’s new album is coming – and it is heavy. “Stay Tuned. . .” reads the inscription above a 33-second teaser video that appeared on the singer’s Facebook. Featuring a montage of in-the-studio footage from Isbell’s recent recording session, the clip also includes a half-minute snippet of guitar feedback, orchestral strings and Zeppelin-worthy riffage, presumably lifted from a new song.   Continue reading “Jason Isbell posts short preview of new album”