Well looky here. During the Newport Folk Festival last year, David Crosby joined Jason Isbell on stage during his performance with the 400 Unit to perform two Crosby, Stills & Nash songs, ‘Wooden Ships’ and ‘Ohio’. They’ve become Twitter pals since then, kind of metaphorically high fiving each other, and then Jason Isbell tweeted yesterday that … Continue reading “David Crosby is recording with Jason Isbell”
It’s all in aid of the new Dylan Bootleg Series release, naturally, but Jason Isbell and Rosanne Cash are two of those talking about ‘Nashville Skyline‘ and ‘John Wesley Harding‘ on a short film put out by Columbia Records.
We leave you this week dear reader with a clip (just filmed on someone’s phone sorry – but thank you person with the phone, we’re not complaining) of Jason Isbell and his 400 Unit performing an electrifying cover of Dire Straits’ ‘Brothers in Arms’, a song known to make grown men weep inconsolably. The song … Continue reading “Jason Isbell covers Dire Straits at Ryman – Watch”
Apologies for completely missing this last week – Josh Ritter played one of NPR’s magical little Tiny Desk concerts last week, as they described it “with the enthusiasm of a young child and the wisdom of an old soul”. Accompanying him was Amanda Shires on fiddle and Jason Isbell on acoustic guitar, both of who … Continue reading “Josh Ritter plays NPR Tiny Desk Concert with Amanda Shires And Jason Isbell: Watch”
Hailing from Houston, and now LA based, this is the first full length release from Jason Hawk Harris, and some first release it is. Though clearly showing its writers’ country and alt-country roots, a wide range of influences outside this core is evident in this exceptionally well produced album, with compelling vocals from Harris.
Kentuckian is a straight down the middle Americana roots album full of all the delights of the genre. Some stirring playing, acoustic rhythms and rhymes, some keening harmonies, strong blue-collar songwriting all topped off by Tyler Burton’s authentic voice. Starting with the upbeat ‘High Road to Harlan’ the bar is set pretty high as Burton Tyler … Continue reading “Jason Tyler Burton “Kentuckian” (Independent 2019)”
We leave you this weekend dear reader with a new song by North Mississippi Allstars taken from their new album ‘Up and Rolling’ which lands October 4th. The 12 track record includes a number of guest appearances including one from Jason Isbell who features on a cover of the song ‘Mean Old World’ which was … Continue reading “Listen to North Mississippi Allstars’ new song with Jason Isbell”
Jason Tyler Burton’s song, taken from his new album ‘Kentuckian‘, and it’s another finely crafted look through another’s eyes. This time it’s the conflicted emotions of someone trapped in a one-horse town who, at the same time, feels so connected to it that he can’t leave.
We’ve got some more details on the reissue two of Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit’s earliest albums – 2009’s self-titled ‘Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit’ and 2011’s ‘Here We Rest’ – both remixed and remastered by Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb – out October 18th for the first time on Thirty Tigers. These … Continue reading “Jason Isbell re-releases two classic albums”
Jason Tyler Burton’s having a busy Summer – he’s just played at Montana’s Red Ants Pants Music Festival, and has a new album ‘Kentuckian‘ all ready to go on September 6th. This here’s the first single from it – a fully realised story of an 85 year old Appalachian coal miner looking at the remains … Continue reading “Jason Tyler Burton “High Road To Harlan” – Listen”