I’m interviewing Jason Isbell this afternoon, the occasion being the upcoming release of his new solo album, Southeastern (due out June 11). It’s a remarkable record, and it sounds to me like his finest yet. Full commentary will be forthcoming (the interview via PopMatters, and the album review via Paste), but suffice it to say that it’s on my short list for best of the year.
“Traveling Alone” is the first single, and it’s indicative of the album’s quality – unsparing in its lyrical approach, but musically gorgeous, featuring some tremendous fiddle work by Amanda Isbell (Jason’s wife). Check it out!