Listen: McMurtry, Isbell on Mtn. Stage

 

Contemporary Americana par excellence –
it’ll cure what ails ya.

 

By Fred Mills

 

The good folks at Mountain
Stage
and NPR Music have made available audio streams of BLURT faves James
McMurtry (also a BLURT blogger) and Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit performing
live on the long-running show. As originally aired last December and recently
rebroadcast, the Isbell crew kick out the jams on a selection of Here We Rest tracks, including “Alabama
Pines,” “Go It Alone” and “Codeine” plus a smoking version of Neil Young’s
“Like A Hurricane.” Meanwhile, McMurtry serves up gems such as “Just Us Kids,” “Turtle
Bayou” and his all-time classic “We Can’t Make It Here.”

 

Check out the McMurtry stream right here, and the Isbell
stream right here.

 

 

 

Photos of McMurtry and
Isbell: Brian Blause/Mountain Stage (via NPR.org)

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