February 1: Jason Isbell was born in 1979 – Here singing Bob Dylan songs


Jason Isbell covers Bob Dylan

Jason Isbell (born February 1, 1979) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist from Green Hill, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. He is best known for his solo career, and as a former member of the Drive-By Truckers for 6 years. We are big fans of Drive-by Truckers and Isbell’s God Damn Lonely Love is one of the best songs the and ever released. Jason Isbell has proved to be a great singer /songwriter in his own right, and we voted his album Southeastern the best album release of 2013.

We have a long tradition here at All Dylan, we present artists who interprets our big hero Bob Dylan’s songs. Today we take a look at some fine takes from Jason Isbell and wife, Amanda Shires. All from Dylanfest 2013, this is a coincidence, Jason Isbell has covered Dylan on several occasions.


Very good interpretation of The Man In Me (Dylanfest 2013):

When Jason Isbell covers Bob Dylan he brings an incredible intensity into his interpretations, he doesen’t just “churn out” another “Dylan cover”, I wouldn’t go as far as to say he makes the songs his own, but he certainly does no shame to the songs. Isbell is a natural born storyteller.

Lovely version of Lay Lady Lay (from Dylanfest 2013):

You’re gonna make me lonesome when you go -Jason Isbell with Amanda Shires, DylanFest – Nov 11 2013:

– Hallgeir

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