Amanda Shires, Jason Isbell & Peter Levin Cover Drive-By Truckers & Will Johnson On ‘I So Lounging’
Amanda Shires’ livestream series I So Lounging is back with Jason Isbell and her bandmate keyboardist Peter Levin. The trio would deliver covers from Drive-By Truckers and Will Johnson for Episode 2 of I So Lounging: Second Wave.
After Isbell and Levin (on Fender Rhodes) noodled around to kick off the program, Jason remarked he felt like guitarist G.E. Smith, famed for playing in the Saturday Night Live Band. Isbell then introduced the program for the evening which was that he and Amanda would cover each other’s songs. Jason began by playing Shires’ “Wasted and Rollin’” from her 2013 album, Down Fell The Doves, with Amanda adding fiddle and backing vocals. Shires then returned the favor by singing Isbell’s “Goddamn Lonely Love,” a song he wrote in his tenure with the Drive-By Truckers.
After complementing Amanda on her singing of “Goddamn Lonely Love,” Jason told a humorous story about cooking Rissoto with he and Amanda’s 5-year-old daughter Mercy and how he didn’t know much about herbs that “didn’t make you feel funny.” Mercy told her Dad where the sage was in the garden but unfortunately Jason came back with lavender. Then it was Amanda’s turn to tell a story. She delivered a hilarious anecdote about smoking weed with David Crosby and how renowned producer Dave Cobb broke his “no weed in the studio” policy for the legendary singer-songwriter. The trio then closed out the episode with a cover of Will Johnson’s “Just To Know What You’ve Been Dreaming,” a song Isbell has covered for years and has also performed with the Johnson himself.
Watch the entire Episode 2 of I So Lounging: Second Wave below: