After shaking off the dust that marred his alcohol-fueled days as a guitarist for Athens sweethearts the Drive-By Truckers, Jason Isbell has settled into a solo career that crystalized on his fourth record Southeastern. At times uncanny in its precision, and at others, relatable in its humor, Isbell’s music has become a mirror for man who has failed and stuck around to tell the tale. Wryly sung sorrow never felt so enjoyable, expect tears and admiration for his fortitude.
Thu., Jan. 30, 8:30 p.m., 2014
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 22, 2014