April 15 — SPEED TRAP TOWN, Jason Isbell (2015)

imageJason Isbell accompanied me on my early-morning run; it had been too long. Isbell remains the preeminent songwriter of our time, paying homage to small-town living in the South without giving in to sentimentality or cliche. From the opening line, songs like this show how to tell a rich, meaningful story with only a few lines in the right voice.



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