Jason Isbell Review: Southeastern

Jason Isbell

Southeastern

jason isbell, southeastern, album, cover, art

Jason Isbell was in St. Louis a few weeks back and I was hoping to go to the show.  I told a lot of my friends about the show hoping to gain some interest.  Unfortunately, everyone I mentioned the show to had never heard of Isbell, only gaining some sense of familiarity if I told them he used to be in the Drive-By Truckers.  It was on the basis of this unfamiliarity that I thought it unnecessary to buy tickets before the show, which proved to be a huge mistake.  I showed up a half hour before the opener was supposed to go on, finding the show to be completely sold out.  Disappointing, but lesson learned.  People do know who Jason Isbell is and my faith is now restored that one of the great country/southern rock voices out there is not going completely ignored.
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LxListening: The Inaugural

Norah Jones, Danger Mouse, Daniele Luppi, Rome, Black, Spaghetti Western

Six weeks into LxL, things are still changing and adapting. Our little website is going through puberty if you will. Growing hair in strange  places, and waking up with a wet spot in its shortpants. Today, we would like to offer up the first installment of LxListening, where one of us will basically provide a quick snapshot of what we are currently listening to. This is really just an opportunity for us to talk half-assedly about a bunch of things, instead of focus on one thing like grown-ups.  Also, while things may change a little bit with this section, we will probably try to have 4 somewhat current picks (within the past year or so), and 1 older pick(several years old at least). Enjoy, and thank you for reading.

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