1. John Prine's 45-Year-Old Freshman Album Proves Unusually Fresh Bait at Americana Fest

    September 23, 2016 9:08 PM EDT Sorry, out there: Hundreds of fans are unable to get into Nashville's Station Inn to hear "Hello in There" and other classics from his eponymous debut, or see his next-gen support from Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires. On John Prine's eponymous 1971 debut LP, the country…

  2. Jason Isbell Cranks Up the Volume, Reinvigorates Classic Rock's Past at Beacon Theater

    February 26, 2016 2:22 PM EST As a guitar-toting musician from the South who does not get played on country radio, Jason Isbell faces a classification problem. Over the years, various names have been applied to the space he inhabits, including alt-country and Americana. But performing last night at the Beacon Theater in…

  3. Country Star (and Expectant Dad) Jason Isbell 'Glad to Have My Baby on the Brain'

    August 05, 2015 3:21 PM EDT Significant chart success is a very new experience for Jason Isbell . Before the Alabama-born singer, songwriter, guitarist and ex- Drive-By Trucker released his Dave Cobb-produced fifth studio album, Something More Than Free,  on his own indie label Southeastern, the fruits of his musical…