Outlaw state of mind: Country rock fugitive Chris Stapleton, who just snagged a bunch of Grammys last month for his terrific album Traveller, has just been added to the Jason Isbell gig at Festival Pier on June 17th.
What had already looked to be a solid night of singer-songwriter madness (Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls had already been announced as support) has morphed into what is most likely to be mini-festival of epic acoustic-rock proportions. Continue reading →
Alt-country singer-songwriter Jason Isbell and English musician Frank Turner will co-headline the River Stage at Penn’s Landing on Friday, June 17th. Isbell is touring in support of last year’s Something More Than Free LP, while Turner (performing with his band The Sleeping Souls) is prepping for the release of his new Mittens EP to follow up last year’s Positive Songs for Negative People.
Every week, we invite an artist to our studio to play a cover tune live on the air for a little thing we call Copy That. This week, we were joined by one of our favorite singer-songwriters: Jason Isbell. Following the release of his new album, Something More Than Free, and hot off a set at the 2015 Newport Folk Festival, Jason joined me in the studio to talk about his new (chart-topping!) record, as well as the lasting impact of Bob Dylan’s performance at Newport in 1965. Jason caps off the visit with a rousing performance of Todd Snider’s “Play A Train Song” (which has also been covered in the past by Robert Earl Keen). Check out the performance and interview below, plus hear his performance at Newport via NPR Music. Continue reading →
Despite rumors that Coldplay may be breaking up, the band is preparing to release their next album, “As soon as possible.” Continue reading →
Alternative country musician Jason Isbell will perform at the Electric Factory this evening with Blake Mills. Isbell played Newport Folk Festival this past weekend, performing tracks from his latest release Something More Than Free and from 2013’s Southeastern as well. The set was an upbeat crowd-pleaser, and we’re looking forward to an equally memorable experience tonight! Listen below, and grab tickets here. Continue reading →
Bob Dylan’s electric guitar, which he first used at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965, returned to Newport over the weekend- 50 years later. Continue reading →