I saw Jason Isbell open for Todd Snider at the Fitzgerald this past summer. He was awesome. Just him and his guitar.
He used to be one of the three singer/songwriters in Drive-By Truckers and co-wrote two of their best albums (Dirty South, Decoration Day). DBT definitely misses him.
He was basically kicked out of the band due to his alcohol issues and the fact he was getting divorced from the bass player. This album was recorded after he had gone through rehab and many of the songs tell stories that could have been heard there.
There is one bad word in the song but it does fit the story.