Friday, October 15, 2010

CMJ Q&A: Jason Isbell / AM NY

When Jason Isbell left the Southern rock group Drive-By Truckers three years ago, some fans wondered how he’d fare as a bandleader. After all, instead of contributing two or three songs per album, he’d now have to fill up the entire record himself. Isbell quickly proved he had plenty of music in him, delivering two strong solo albums full of soulful roots music and detailed yarns.
We spoke with Isbell during a break from his national tour. (more at