Song of the day, captured live: Jason Isbell’s “Flying Over Water”

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Crunchy guitars, snap-tastic drums and an unforgettable melody. “Flying Over Water,” yet another highlight from Isbell’s brilliant Southeastern, which is basically all highlights, is easily the song of the summer for me. From the album of the year. Give it a spin.

 

 

Watch this now: Jason Isbell on Letterman

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Still can’t get enough of Isbell’s breathtaking new album Southeastern, so what a treat to see him play one of the new tunes on David Letterman’s “Late Show” last night. This is “Stockholm,” a great yearning rocker: restless, aching, aglow with the morning light. “Once a wise man to the ways of the world/Now I’ve traded those lessons for faith in a girl/Cross the ocean, a thousand years from my home/In this frozen old city of silver and stone…”