Accomplished guitarist and songwriter Jason Isbell, formerly of the Drive By Truckers (DBT), releases his debut solo album Sirens Of The Ditch, on July 10, 2007 from New West Records. Elements of rock, blues and soul are evident in the 11 diverse songs, all penned by Isbell. From the rock driven opener “Brand New Kind Of Actress” to the tender “Dress Blues” Isbell’s gift for song writing and striking lyrics is apparent. Listeners caught glimpses of Isbell’s skills on DBT records with tracks like “Danko/Manuel” and “Outfit.”
Spin Magazine already has heralded it as “…a gorgeously whisky-soaked country-soul masterpiece,”. The editorial review at Amazon.com says “Isbell's best songs will remind you of Rickard Buckner, Raymond Carver and Neil Young.”
Sirens Of The Ditch’s mystical quality can be partially attributed to the FAME recording studio (Aretha Franklin, Duane Allman, Otis Redding) in Isbell’s hometown of Muscle Shoals, AL where the album was recorded.
No stranger to life on the road, Isbell, embarks on his first solo headlining tour in support of Sirens Of The Ditch. Isbell and The 400 Unit, his band of hometown Muscle Shoals, AL musicians -- Jimbo Hart, Ryan Tillery, Browan Lollar will be joined on stage through July by Son Volt keyboardist Derry DeBorja. The North American tour starts off in Muscle Shoals, GA July 7th. Go to jasonisbell.com to see the full tour listing and buy tickets.