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Jason Isbell: Something More Than Free

Andrew Mueller, Uncut, August 2015

2013's Southeastern, was, give or take the odd playful moment, a gripping description of the self-dug pit from which its composer had recently hauled himself. Now sober, married and grateful, Jason Isbell was reporting where he'd been, and what he'd seen. Its connection was instant and unsparing, and it was always going to be a tough act to follow. Sensibly, Isbell hasn't.

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