jason-isbell.jpgFriday evening, I heard the news that Jason Isbell had left the Drive-by Truckers (via cryptic MySpace blog message), but had hoped it was a belated Aprils Fool’s joke, or more probable, a hacked MySpace page. The next day Patterson Hood confirmed Isbell’s departure via a lengthy news bulletin on the DBT website’s front page.

No word on the reason for the split (aside from the expected pc mumbo jumbo), but the Truckers are set to finish their tour with John Neff filling in on guitar duties, and the band is set to record their 8th album this summer. Isbell will see the release of his solo debut, Sirens of The Ditch, July 10th via New West Records.

Below: Here is one of Isbell’s finest moments with the band…..

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5 Responses to “Jason Isbell :: Departs Drive-by Truckers”

  1. Sad news.

  2. This sucks. Isbell was an amazing element of the band.

    Oh well, thanks for the heads-up…

  3. Yes sad indeed, for DBT. Think of your five favorite tunes by them. Now how many are Jason’s? He’s got the song writing ability to take him anywhere he desires. The Truckers are going to miss this young man’s writng talents. Check out what he’s posted on myspace. Three songs that are the makings of a fine album. Consider it an oppertunity for both elements to grow.

  4. Thanks for the news, I wouldn’t have known this had I not checked your site (which I do nearly every day!). Jason is a brilliant song writer and an excellent guitarist. Its very sad to me, but we all know how talented he is, and he’ll go far. I look forward to his solo album!

  5. Hey, who couldn’t have predicted that Jay’s talent would serve to take him far and wide on his own? Many feel that he is one of the top guitarists in the whole world, not just the country. Also, he has the ability of the old southern gent to tell stories, coming from a story telling family helps….love you Jay, and good luck. Come home often, we need you and your music….

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