Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit turn in typically strong performances throughout Weathervanes, featuring Isbell’s finest vocal performances across a full album.
Turning his life around after quitting drinking, marrying Amanda Shires, and recording Southeastern, roots musician Jason Isbell has a new LP and more to celebrate.
In 2020, Americana artists empathetically dealt with the things that bind us together and keep us apart. The albums on this list encourage hope for the future based on a belief in the human spirit.
Culled mostly from a series of sold-out 2017 Nashville shows, Live from the Ryman confirms Jason Isbell's status as a mesmerizing performer, and will likely convert new fans.
In Americana music the present is female. Two-thirds of our year-end list is comprised of albums by women. Here, then, are the women (and a few men) who represented the best in Americana in 2017.