Jason Isbell – “24 Frames” - Beautiful!
Jason Isbell has the best backstory of any country musician on the make right now. The former guitarist for Athens’ sweethearts Drive-By Truckers split from the group, got sober, and found country-avant producer David Cobb. Together, they polished Isbell’s sound into the gleaming thing it was on 2013’s Southeastern — an album that left most of the country critical world awestruck with its uncanny, precise songwriting. The follow-up to a near universally acclaimed album is always a steep road, and sometimes artists stumble in their attempt to top themselves. But from the sound of “24 Frames,” Isbell is fearless.