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Thursday, January 2 2014

The 75 Best Albums of 2013

From genre-busting electronic music to new highs for the polygot that is "Americana"... from R&B to metal... from hip-hop to rockin' and poppin' indie... 2013 was a great year for new music.


Tuesday, December 10 2013

The Best Americana of 2013

Our list for 2013 is predictably diverse, ranging from progressive newgrass to tradition-minded country to old-time acoustic to California canyon rock to psych folk to singer-songwriter and all points between.


Tuesday, June 11 2013

"Commiserating Is Underrated in Art": An Interview with Jason Isbell

Following his time with the legendary Drive-By Truckers and garnering huge accolades for his last effort, Jason Isbell decided to strip things down on his dark, personal new album, and tells PopMatters about its creation and what it's like to have that "hit" everyone wants you to play.


Sunday, January 25 2009

20 Questions: Jason Isbell

Jason Isbell as a solo artist is “brimming with talent and blessed with a killer voice”, says PopMatters’ Stuart Henderson.


Columns

Monday, April 28 2014

Our Jason Isbell, Ourselves

Jason Isbell delivered one of the strongest records in 2013, and in doing so, he helped redefine the parameters of Americana.


Reviews

Tuesday, June 18 2013

Jason Isbell: Southeastern

Working through the darkness to see the light, Jason Isbell reflects and bares his soul on the mesmerizing Southeastern.


Thursday, June 3 2010

The Levon Helm Band: 8 May 2010 - Charlottesville, VA

The band played every note as if it mattered, but held forth as if it was nothing special.


Sunday, July 8 2007

Jason Isbell: Sirens of the Ditch

Debut solo album from ex-Drive-By Trucker is a slickly produced record of conservative hard rock and country-tinged balladry whose polish floats a little too far from his former band's grungier orbit.


Blogs

Friday, June 20 2014

Counterbalance: Jason Isbell's 'Southeastern'

You should know compared to people on a global scale our kind has had it relatively easy. Jason Isbell gets that -- and a lot more as well. His 2013 release is this week’s Counterbalance.


Monday, June 16 2014

2014 Nelsonville Music Festival (photos)

The tenth annual Nelsonville Music Festival took place from May 29 to June 1.


News

Sunday, July 26 2009

Going south in any direction: Jason Isbell's roots show everywhere he plays

LEXINGTON, Ky. — He is, in every sense of the shopworn rock 'n' roll term, a road warrior. For example, Alabama rocker Jason Isbell was playing


Wednesday, January 30 2008

Jason Isbell writes it as he hears it

Jason Isbell's songs sink into deep spaces, whether he's musing about lonely love or a fallen soldier's funeral. And they're sung in a Southern drawl,


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