Tag Archives: Jason Isbell

Mar
31

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Dave Cobb ‘Southern Family’– Album Review

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Probably the most anticipated, talked about record of 2016 is ACM producer of the year, Dave Cobb’s concept record, Southern Family. Featuring some of the biggest artists in Country AND Americana, including Miranda Lambert, Brandy Clark, Jason Isbell, Morgane Stapleton (with Chris Stapleton), and Holly Williams, the record was expected to be a heavy hitter. I admit, that it was on my personal list of most anticipated records for this year and one that I thought for sure would top my Best Albums of 2016 (even though it’s only March, I was THAT confident). Being able to listen to Miranda’s “Sweet By and By”, John Paul White’s “Simple Song”, Anderson East’s “Learning”, Morgane Stapleton’s “You Are My Sunshine”, and Zac Brown’s “Grandma’s Garden” ahead of the album’s release only heightened my anticipation. So when the record was finally released, I immediately delved into it.

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Mar
24

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Jason Isbell Announces London and Edinburgh Shows

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Acclaimed, Grammy award-winning artist Jason Isbell has announced a further London show in support of his latest album ‘Something More Than Free’ at the Brooklyn Bowl April 17th.

Jason won two awards at the Grammys for Best Americana Album for ‘Something More Than Free’ and Best American Roots Song for the album’s lead single ’24 Frames’.

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Feb
16

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The 58th Annual Grammy Awards – Country/Americana Winners

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Last night the 58th annual Grammy Awards took place live from Los Angeles on CBS, and there were plenty of country and Americana artists on hand to make it a great one. Performers included Chris Stapleton and Bonnie Raitt (BB King tribute), Luke Bryan (Lionel Richie tribute), Little Big Town, Carrie Underwood and Sam Hunt, The Eagles (Glenn Frey tribute) and The Mavericks, while Cam stopped by to present the award for Best Country Album. Here is the full list of country, Americana and roots winners:

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Feb
10

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MerleFest Adds Three Powerful New Names To Line-Up

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MerleFest, presented by Window World and slated for April 28-May 1, 2016, is proud to announce three powerful new additions to the 2016 lineup: breakout Americana star Jason Isbell, legendary Australian guitarist Tommy Emmanuel and inspiring gospel songster Mike Farris and The Roseland Rhythm Revue. These three new artists join over 100 other artists already announced, including John Prine, Old Crow Medicine Show, Dave Rawlings Machine, Brandi Carlile, The Wood Brothers, Steep Canyon Rangers, Tim O’Brien, Jerry Douglas, Sam Bush,Peter Rowan, Alison Brown, Doug Seegers and more! The four-day event, the largest roots and Americana music festival in the nation, takes place on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, in the heart of Appalachia. MerleFest continues the legacy of Doc Watson and is a benefit for the college. This homecoming of roots music artists and fans draws nearly 80,000 participants every year.

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Jan
22

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All For The Hall Benefit Returns To Bridgestone Arena On April 12

(Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum)

(Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, May 2014)

Four-time Grammy Award winner Keith Urban and Country Music Hall of Fame member Vince Gill,will return to Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on April 12 for the sixth, highly anticipated All for the Hall, a concert to benefit the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. The show’s musical theme, Mashville: The Music City in 2016, will feature performances from musical directors Urban and Gill along with Luke Bryan, Peter Frampton, Florida Georgia Line, Emmylou Harris, Sam Hunt, Jason IsbellMaddie & Tae, and Maren Morris. The show’s presenting sponsor is City National Bank, along with lead sponsor the Academy of Country Music.

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Jan
22

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Jason Isbell @ O2 Academy, Bristol, UK | January 20, 2016 – Review

The great O2 Academy in Bristol turned into a circus for the night as hundreds of people packed the venue to see ‘The Man Who Doesn’t Exist’ perform his craft. Despite not being played on the radio, it appeared that people were familiar with Jason Isbell’s work, and I’m pretty sure that everyone present at the concert left just as mesmerised as I did, with freshly blown minds as Jason strummed through some of his most beautiful songs and rocked through some of his older tracks. Continue reading

Dec
19

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FTCR’s Most Popular Posts of 2015

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It’s that time of year when there are lists galore, and here is yet another one for you. Our good friends at Farce The Music recently posted their most popular posts of the year, and I thought I’d steal their idea follow their lead. So, for your reading pleasure, here are the top 25 most popular articles on FTCR in 2015, tabulated on December 4.

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Sep
7

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Hall of Fangirl – September 2015 [covers edition]

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Taking a step away from our usual habit of spotlighting songwriters in this monthly feature, I thought I would showcase some recent badass covers for September’s edition. Largely focusing on country and Americana artists covering some classic songs, I hope this provides a great soundtrack to your Monday and beyond! Thanks to a number of friends and Twitter followers for some of these selections.

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