JASON ISBELL: The Best of My Best

Jason Isbell picked out the best of his career in a new interview with Vulture.

He chose "Decoration Day" as the best song he did for Drive By Truckers, "When We Were Vampires" as his best solo song and "Cover Me Up" as the track that made him feel like “I can still do this” after he got sober.

He was also asked about his guitar playing. He picked "Overseas" from Reunions as his best guitar moment in the studio, and a live take on "Brothers in Arms" from Dire Straits he did in 2019 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville

As for the best guitarists he's ever played with, Isbell told a story about playing with Nels Cline of Wilco at the Mountain Jam festival in 2016. "I thought, Man, I hope this guy’s not looking to embarrass me, because he could do it very easily. It’s like being in those situations where I know somebody could just eviscerate me at any second, but they choose not to do it. That gives me faith in humanity... They got me up to play 'California Stars,'  the Woody Guthrie, Mermaid Avenue thing. Man, that guy can play. He doesn’t sound like anybody else."

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