Alan and I went to see Jason Isbell live on October 19th. We had what is one of my favourite Nashville experiences: we went to Fifth & Broadway for dinner and to walk around a little and then crossed the street to go to the Ryman Auditorium, which is a historic and beautiful venue for concerts that is our preferred place for live music (possibly tied with Ascend Amphitheatre, but that’s an outdoor venue so a very different experience).

I like Americana fine but don’t listen to a ton of it, but I do follow Isbell, who I think is a genius lyricist. His set list: “Cover Me Up,” “Stockholm,” “Traveling Alone,” “Elephant,” “Flying Over Water,” “Different Days,” “Live Oak,” “Songs That She Sang in the Shower,” “New South Wales,” “Super 8,” “Yvette,” “Relatively Easy,” “King of Oklahoma,” “It Gets Easier,” “24 Frames,” “Cast Iron Skillet,” “Middle of the Morning,” “Overseas,” “Miles,” and for the encore, “If We Were Vampires.” I feel lucky to have been able to go.

Jason Isbell under a sign saying Southeastern 2013 – this concert was a tenth anniversary performance of the album.

*Title is from “24 Frames”

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