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Vintage Cafe Looking Back At Jason Isbell’s Southeastern With His Wife Amanda Shires

After a successful six years of recording and performing, former Drive-By Tuckers guitarist and songwriter Jason Isbell left the iconic rock band to explore his own musical identity.

The Best World Cafe Performances From 2013
We sifted through all 188 bands and individual artists that joined us to perform on the World Cafe in 2013 and we have settled on the very best for these two hours. It wasn’t easy.
I get to sit opposite singers or in the midst of the bands (I’m usually next to the drummer) every day as we talk about the music. It’s only later as we listen to the playback that I get to hear how extraordinary the songs we capture really are. Nobody phones it in. Even if they have driven all night from Boston they bring it for The World Cafe and ultimately you.
September 20, 2013 - This week on Conversations from the World Cafe, Jason Isbell joins host David Dye. Jason Isbell knows how to weave an intricate, compelling story into a song. He honed his songwriting first as a member of the Southern rock band Drive By Truckers and now continues to excel, leading his own band the 400 Unit.
Husband and Wife Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires Together - Intimate and Acoustic In The Studio and Live On Stage

September 19, 2013 - Singer songwriter Jason Isbell has been writing strong personal songs since his days in the Southern rock band Drive-by Truckers.

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