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Mike Friedrichs

Sport climber
City of Salt
Topic Author's Original Post - Sep 5, 2018 - 07:02am PT
Just saw Jason Isbell live last night for the first time. He's one of the best, if not the best songwriters in the business right now. His last three albums have all been amazing from beginning to end. Beautiful melodies, exceptional lyrics, solid musicianship, and socially conscious.

Trashman

Trad climber
SLC
Sep 5, 2018 - 07:10am PT
I was there too, love the acoustics at Eccles.

Been a fan since his DBT days, just wish his wife, Amanda Shires, or former bandmate Shonna were there. His harmonies with either one would have been icing on the cake.
L

climber
Just livin' the dream
Sep 5, 2018 - 07:55am PT
24 Frames.

Simply incredible.
WyoRockMan

climber
Grizzlyville, WY
Sep 5, 2018 - 08:06am PT
I came about Isbell via Todd Snider a few years ago.
He is definitely at the top of the class for modern singer/songwriters, on par with Prine and JJW.

thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Sep 5, 2018 - 11:56am PT


if this doesn't moisten an eye, you're not human.
Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
Sep 10, 2018 - 10:19pm PT
Missed this thread...
Amazing song writer IMHO.

It's hard to think that someone can write so many great tunes. And his nod to Prine and that influence on his songwriting is telling.

Here's a pretty cool interview along with a bit more electric sounds...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTiL9u6UoXM

...and this performance (especially of) If We Were Vampires is especially deep.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eE270rKtr0
Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
Sep 13, 2018 - 09:32pm PT
Looks like we're not the only ones that appreciate him...

http://www.npr.org/sections/world-cafe/2018/09/13/647348484/jason-isbell-wins-big-at-the-americana-music-awards

And I dig that Prine was named Artist of the Year.
jbaker

Trad climber
Redwood City, CA
Sep 14, 2018 - 10:03am PT
Thanks for sharing that, Delhi Dog. Great to see Molly Tuttle won Instrumentalist of the Year (I take lessons from her dad). She's opening for Jason at the Ryman next month. I saw Jason Isbell last year - what an amazing songwriter and performer.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Sep 14, 2018 - 10:47am PT
Thanks for that mike ( et al)! You never steer me wrong.

Full disclosure, Mike first turned me on John Prine almost 40 yrs ago. Sealed the deal when we drove down and saw him in ft Collins....
limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Sep 14, 2018 - 11:28am PT
Pleasant surprise to find this thread here! Still haven't seem him live but would love to.


When I first hear of him from my brother I made a Pandora Jason Isbell station and found myself skipping everything but his songs. They're so great to actually listen to, rather than have on as background music.
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