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Jason Isbell live at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival

August 5, 2013 Hear ex-Drive-By Truckers' member Jason Isbell perform as part of the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.

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Jason Isbell

August 2, 2010 Isbell and his band The 400 Unit play their own brand of Southern soul on their new album.

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February 27, 2009 Hear the former Drive-By Truckers guitarist perform live in concert from WXPN in Philadelphia.

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Studio Sessions

Jason Isbell.

September 19, 2013 With singer Amanda Shires, the roots-rock star performs songs of redemption from his new album.

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April 16, 2009 The former Drive-By Trucker hits the road with a new band and serves up gritty, Southern roots-rock.

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August 8, 2007 Isbell's solo debut showcases a power-pop disposition that generally favors pianos and pedal-steel.

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Interviews & Profiles

Jason Isbell was previously a member of Drive-By Truckers. His solo albums include Sirens of the Ditch and Here We Rest.

July 17, 2013 On his new album, written after he got sober, Isbell finds a new level of emotional honesty.

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Jason Isbell's new album is called Southeastern.

June 10, 2013 The country-rock musician's new solo album digs deep, drawing on his recovery from alcoholism.

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Reviews

Jason Isbell's latest album, Southeastern, is personal and intimate.

June 6, 2013 Isbell left Drive-By Truckers partly due to the alcohol abuse he describes on his new album.

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Jason Isbell and his band, The  400 Unit, give "Never Could Believe" a swinging, defiant mood.

April 12, 2011 The former Drive-By Truckers member infuses "Never Could Believe" with a swinging, defiant mood.

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More Stories

Jason Isbell's Southeastern was Fresh Air critic Ken Tucker's favorite album of 2013.

December 17, 2013 Jason Isbell, Kanye West and remarkable women dominated the Fresh Air critic's year in listening.

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Jason Isbell performs at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.

December 21, 2013 NPR Music partner Folk Alley presents the best the genres had to offer this year.

Amanda Shires and Jason Isbell perform on Mountain Stage.

August 19, 2013 Hear the former Drive-By Truckers singer perform six songs from his new album, Southeastern.

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Southeastern

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  • Album: Southeastern
  • Artist: Jason Isbell
  • Label: Relativity
  • Released: 2013
 

Here We Rest

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  • Album: Here We Rest
  • Artist: Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit
  • Label: Lightning Rod Records
  • Released: 2011
 

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  • Album: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
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  • Label: Thirty Tigers
  • Released: 2009
 

Sirens of the Ditch

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  • Album: Sirens of the Ditch
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