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”

Jason Isbell to appear on Don Williams tribute album

And Alison Krauss too! And some other people. Rolling Stone reports: “Less than a year after Don Williams announced his retirement, the so-called Gentle Giant looms large over an upcoming tribute album featuring John Prine, Jason Isbell and Garth Brooks. “Gentle Giants: The Songs of Don Williams” will be released May 26th, one day before Williams’ 78th birthday. Produced by Garth Fundis, who began working with Williams during the 1970s, the 11-track album rounds up country-pop chart climbers, Americana all-stars and iconic songwriters. Continue reading “Jason Isbell to appear on Don Williams tribute album”

Jason Isbell Reunites with DBT in Nashville – Watch

Late to the party with this one sorry (it was a difficult weekend for the world. Jason would understand). RS Country reports: “Jason Isbell reunited with the Drive-By Truckers Thursday night, joining his old band for a one-off performance of the Decoration Day track “Heathens” at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Taking the stage not as a frontman, but as a guitar-playing sideman, Isbell spent the entirety of the performance on stage right, flashing smiles at bandleader Patterson Hood and picking out descending riffs on his guitar. The appreciation was mutual, with a grinning Hood leaving the microphone stand multiple times to stand by Isbell’s side. If there was bad blood between the two songwriters upon Isbell’s exit from the group in 2007, it’s all water under the bridge now, with the video above showcasing a pair of Americana kingpins who have made amends as they continue to make career-defining music.  Continue reading “Jason Isbell Reunites with DBT in Nashville – Watch”