Live Exclusives: James, McMurtry-Isbell


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‘n’ reviews that’s fit to print.

By Blurt Staff


More concert coverage from your friendly neighborhood BLURT
– this time, we’ve got James in Washington, DC and James McMurtry-Jason Isbell
in Athens, GA. Don’t overlook the exclusive photos from
the shows, either.





  • *Kyle Gustafson popped into D.C.’s 9:30 club on
    Sept. 18
    to catch Britain’s
    James attempting a bit of a comeback on these shores. Muses Gustafson, “Why
    have they been relegated to a mere footnote in 90’s rock lore? Thursday night’s
    show provided more questions than answers, as the group displayed the
    confidence and moxy of their most successful peers.”
  • *One night earlier, Brian Creech was down south
    in Athens for the turbocharged twin bill of
    James McMurtry and Jason Isbell at the Georgia Theater.
    “It was balls-out cynicism mixed with an innate storytelling ability that kept
    the crowd held under McMurtry’s power,” writes Creech of the former,
    additionally noting of the latter, “The centerpiece of the night was clearly
    Isbell’s guitar as he shredded through songs from his Drive-By Truckers days
    and solo albums alike.”




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