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Thursday, November 2nd, 2017
Michael Jason Isbell is a Grammy Award winning American singer-songwriter and guitarist from Green Hill, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. He is best known for his solo career and as a former member of the Drive-By Truckers for six years, from 2001 to 2007. On the importance of Isbell`s Northern Alabama roots: `I definitely don’t feel like I would be the musician that I am, or the type of songwriter, had I not come from that particular place,` he says now. `The soul music that came out of there, and a lot of the soul-influenced rock and roll and country music that came out of the studios in north Alabama in the `60s and `70s had a big influence on me.` Isbell said that working at FAME Studios was everything to him, that it was a gateway towards the music that he wanted to play. In addition to citing Neil Young as a big influence, Isbell is a fan of singer-songwriter Ben Howard and guitarist Blake Mills