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Jason Isbell

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Jason Isbell Mini-Series | 12 - "Something More Than Free" (Part 1)

Bruce Springsteen Sings the Alphabet

We discuss the first half of Jason Isbell's 2015 album 'Something More Than Free'!


29 Jun 2021

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Jason Isbell Mini-Series | 11 - "Southeastern" (Part 3)

Bruce Springsteen Sings the Alphabet

Today we finish Jason's landmark 2013 album by talking about the final four tracks!

1hr 14mins

23 May 2021

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Jason Isbell Mini-Series | 10 - "Southeastern" (Part 2)

Bruce Springsteen Sings the Alphabet

We discuss four more songs from Jason Isbell's masterpiece. Songs discussed: "Flying Over Water," "Different Days," "Live Oak," and "Songs that She Sang in the Shower"

1hr 3mins

25 Apr 2021

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Chewing the Gristle with Greg Koch

Jason talks guitars with Greg! "Grammy-winning Singer-Songwriter" is the title most frequently attached to Jason Isbell's moniker, but his fans know he is also a monster guitarist with a passion for the instrument. Greg asks Jason about his musical upbringing in Alabama, his favorite guitars and gear, Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Joe Walsh, David Crosby, and Twitter! 3:25 - Jason’s new birthday present - a lovely ’65 Candy Apple Red Stratocaster to match his ’65 Tele in the same color4:11 - Jason’s Instagram channel, and how he keeps his chops fresh8:43 - Vintage guitars, the light-hearted regret of not investing in old school guitars in the 70s, and Jason’s evolution as a player11:53 - Growing up in the Muscle Shoals scene, Johnny Sandlin's garage and working with Rick Hall (FAME studios)17:44 - Jason’s personal recording setup21:36 - The story behind Jason’s burst Les Paul, the Ed King "Red Eye"26:09 - The glory of Jimi Hendrix stories 28:52 - A few other beautiful pieces in Jason’s guitar collection…36:27 - Jason’s live rig44:46 - Led Zeppelin, bootleg demos, and Jason’s incredulity regarding Robert Plant’s appreciation for Jason’s songwriting and playing48:50 - Joe Walsh tells Jason about giving Jimmy Page his "Number One"52:24 - Jason on Twitter, his relationship with David Crosby, and the beauty of social media in regard to music, learning, etcTotal Length: 59:54Fishman Dedicated to helping musicians achieve the truest sound possible whenever they plug-in. Wildwood Guitars One of the world’s premier retailers of exceptional electric and acoustic guitars.


4 Mar 2021

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The Three Questions with Andy Richter

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Jason Isbell tells Andy about growing up liberal in Alabama, how addiction led to “getting divorced on a bus in front of friends” (and his subsequent departure from Drive-By Truckers), and Isbell's fear of creatively cashing in on those negative experiences. Nothing hurts harder than having to learn something, and sometimes you need to wait a decade for your songs to find their audience. Isbell has hard earned advice for creatives and humans everywhere!


9 Feb 2021

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1033: 2020 Favorites - Jason Isbell, Bruce Springsteen, Glasvegas

Rockin' the Suburbs

Day 11 of our 2020 listener series. Jason from New York and Jesse Jackson (of "Set Lusting Bruce") both like Jason Isbell and Bruce Springsteen. Christian Duchateau goes with Glasvegas. Episode editor: Jim Lenahan Become a Rockin' the Suburbs patron - support the show and get bonus content - at Patreon.com/suburbspod Subscribe to Rockin' the Suburbs on Apple Podcasts/iTunes or other podcast platforms, including audioBoom, Spotify, Google Play, SoundCloud, Stitcher and TuneIn. Or listen at SuburbsPod.com. Please rate/review the show on Apple Podcasts/iTunes and share it with your friends. Visit our website at SuburbsPod.com Email Jim & Patrick at rock@suburbspod.com Follow us on the Twitter, Facebook or Instagram @suburbspod If you're glad or sad or high, call the Suburban Party Line — 612-440-1984. Theme music: "Ascension," originally by Quartjar, covered by Frank Muffin. Visit quartjar.bandcamp.com and frankmuffin.bandcamp.com (c) Artie S. Industries LLC


21 Jan 2021

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Episode 141: Derry deBorja (Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit)

Vinyl Emergency

With touring off the table during the pandemic, Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Jason Isbell and his band the 400 Unit have still kept their momentum: The group's latest album Reunions was released to physical indie record stores prior to digital services earlier this spring, they've played a string of socially-distanced outdoor shows, as well as continue to post archival performances via Bandcamp. On today's show, keyboardist Derry deBorja talks about all of the above, plus the musical influence of his older brother, his time as a member of Son Volt, how experimenting with a modular synth has changed how he views composition, and the 400 Unit's relationship with David Letterman. Visit jasonisbell.com for updates, and follow Derry on Instagram, @tin_pony.


8 Dec 2020

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Deep Dives: Jason Isbell

The Country Music Show

This episode is all about Jason Isbell!We featured Jason Isbell on our Americana episode back in the summer and because he's so dang good, we HAD to dedicate a whole show just to him! Learn about his start in music, the stories behind some of his songs and his work with MusiCares!Plus there are some extra bonus songs at the end so stick around for that! Thanks so much for listening! Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thecountrymusic)

1hr 24mins

18 Oct 2020

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Sadler Vaden, Jason Isbell’s 400 Unit Lead Guitarist: “Both my parents died. There was no house, no money, or anything...”

Everyone Loves Guitar

Sadler lost his dad from alcoholism, at age 18… and on his 21st birthday, his mom died from breast cancer. 10 years later, Sadler is the lead guitarist on a major national tour… he’s won a grammy for Best Americana Album… has released two solo albums, and just produced his first album for another artist… Sadler was kind enough to take us on his journey from beginning to end & talks about how he made this transition and what helped him through the dark days. He also reveals his biggest business and personal wins - and they are both very exciting. Check out this intense and compelling interview right now: Support this Show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support Subscribe https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EveryoneLovesGuitar/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/everyonelovesguitar/ 

1hr 18mins

29 Sep 2020

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#549:Sadler Vaden/Singer Songwriter also Guitar player for Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit


Today my guest is singer songwriter Sadler Vaden. You may know Sadler as the guitar player in Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit but he is also a solo artist with a brand new record out called ANYBODY OUT THERE? This record has quickly become my favorite of the year hands down. Full of amazing songs like Don't Worry, Modern Times and Peace + Harmony. I knew right away I had to talk to him.  We talk Song Writing, Nashville, The Record Biz and so much more. Dig into his record and follow him on all the social platforms. Keep The Candles Lit my friends and have a great week. DDR

1hr 38mins

21 Sep 2020