Pharis and Jason Romero “Bet On Love” (Lula Records, 2020)

‘Bet on Love’ is the fifth album from the husband and wife Canadian folk music duo that reside in Horsefly, British Columbia. They have converted the banjo workshop into a studio to record their music with the bare minimum of outside assistance, resulting in a genuine home-grown sound that reflects their own chosen place and … Continue reading “Pharis and Jason Romero “Bet On Love” (Lula Records, 2020)”

Something for the weekend: Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit “Dreamsicle”

Another week done then in this crazy new world of ours dear reader – whatever a week is – and it’s been a good one for AUK at least as we had the most visitors we’ve ever had. Welcome if you’re reading us for the first time. We leave you until Monday with another track … Continue reading “Something for the weekend: Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit “Dreamsicle””

Jason Isbell performs “Something More Than Free” from home – Watch

Earlier in the week we gave you Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit’s remote rendition of their classic ’24 Frames’ and now just in time for the weekend they’ve released a version of ‘Something More Than Free’, the title track of Isbell’s 2015 solo album. Isbell is joined for the recording by bandmate and wife … Continue reading “Jason Isbell performs “Something More Than Free” from home – Watch”

Jason Isbell and 400 Unit play silo version of “24 Frames” – Watch

Jason Isbell has gathered his 400 Unit assemble who are currently scattered around Nashville in their own respective quarantine holes to perform a remote version of their classic ’24 Frames’. Although the track is a live favourite they’ve recorded a much more laid back version here, with guitarist Sadler Vaden and Isbell himself leading the … Continue reading “Jason Isbell and 400 Unit play silo version of “24 Frames” – Watch”

Here’s another track from the next Jason Isbell album

Ahead of the release of his anticipated (and we don’t use that word lightly) new album ‘Reunions’ which is due out 15th May on Thirty Tigers, Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit have released another new track called ‘Only Children’. RS Country have described it as “is the most sparse, nostalgic offering from Isbell’s Reunions … Continue reading “Here’s another track from the next Jason Isbell album”

Jason Isbell covers DBT’s “Heathens” – Watch

Jason Isbell has posted a homemade recording of ‘Heathens’ the fan favourite from his former band Drive-By Truckers’ 2003 album ‘Decoration Day.’ The song has always been a favourite of Isbell’s, describing it as a “monster of a song” in his Instagram post and naming it as one of his all-time favourite DBT’s tracks earlier … Continue reading “Jason Isbell covers DBT’s “Heathens” – Watch”

Pharis & Jason Romero announce new album, due June

Pharis and Jason Romero have announced the release of a new album ‘Bet On Love’ which is described as “a modern folk ode – to sentimental anchorings and to relationships between place, people and time”. Recorded in Pharis & Jason’s banjo shop outside Horsefly, British Columbia, with the help of producer Marc Jenkins (the duo’s … Continue reading “Pharis & Jason Romero announce new album, due June”

Jason Isbell shares another track from new album – Listen

Jason Isbell has released another new track off his forthcoming album ‘Reunions’ called ‘What’ve I Done to Help’ which has been recorded with his longtime backing band the 400 Unit. The record is once again produced by Dave Cobb, who he’s collaborated with on each of his albums since 2013’s ‘Southeastern’.  As RS describe it, … Continue reading “Jason Isbell shares another track from new album – Listen”

Video: Jason Tyler Burton “Comment Section”

This is the first single from Jason Tyler Burton since the acclaimed 2019 album ‘Kentuckian’.  It’s a simply-structured acoustic piece all about the hatred and poison to be found online.  Many of us now avoid comments sections on the web as they are no longer a safe space for reasonable, constructive discourse but have become … Continue reading “Video: Jason Tyler Burton “Comment Section””

AUK’s Chain Gang: Jason Isbell “Different Days”

For some reason I was late to the Jason Isbell party, I’m not sure why but I guess that’s how it goes sometimes!  However, better late than never and what better continuation of last week’s Chain Gang which featured Hannah Grace’s ‘Different Kind of Love’ than another different – ‘Different Days’ from Isbell’s best solo … Continue reading “AUK’s Chain Gang: Jason Isbell “Different Days””