It’s hard to argue with the observation that during the middle part of the aughts the
Drive-By Truckers were a force to be reckoned with. The Athens, GA-based band were
audiences with their fiery live shows, while releasing a string of critically-acclaimed
albums that put a modern face on Southern rock, nodding not only to obvious influences
like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Son Volt and Whiskeytown, but also to ones like R.E.M. and The
Replacements. For a few short years the meaty act featured...Read Full Story
As we mentioned earlier, this past weekend the tiny New
England seaside town of Newport, RI once again played host to the Newport Folk Festival.
While we will have more coverage of what went down at the Fort in the coming days (check
out Andrew Bruss's essay on what makes the event so special),
there was plenty of news coming from the official after-shows. For the third year in a row
“local band, does good” Deer Tick took up residency at the Newport Blues Café for a three-
night run of...Read Full Story
Earlier this summer Jason Isbell released Southeastern - a wonderful album that's
gotten a lot of spins from JamBase contributors. Last night Isbell visited Conan O'Brien's
TBS show, where he performed the stirring single "Flying Over Water."
Watch Isbell and his backing band tackle "Flying Over Water" on Conan:Read Full Story
There are 24 hours in a day. I listen to music for probably 6-8 hours of them. Old Al Green records, Simon and Garfunkel classics, contemporary bluegrass seldom heard, and more. I often post a song or two from an artist that strikes me suddenly, but for the life of me I can't remember the last time an album from front to back has shaken me to the core like Jason Isbell's "Southeastern."
Here's a live performance from the Conan O'Brien show of one of my favorite tracks. One can feel the...Read Full Story