Jason Isbell is one of the best singer/songwriters of his generation. He is mature well beyond his years, his wisdom is rare in a man his age. That said, this song is beautiful regardless af age and maturity, it’s a timeless song.
Elephant may be blunt, it may not be for the faint of heart, but it is good, hell, it is one of the best songs I’ve heard this year.
Studio version, Elephant:
Elephant, Live version (5-21-13 at Rockwood Music Hall in NYC):
I cannot belive how great he is, this is the stuff of legends! Yeah, it really is…