Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit - "If We Were Vampires"
Michael Jason Isbell is a Grammy Award winning American singer-songwriter and guitarist from Green Hill, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Isbell has stated on the importance of his northern Alabama roots: "I definitely don’t feel like I would be the musician that I am, or the type of songwriter, had I not come from that particular place," he says now. "The soul music that came out of there, and a lot of the soul-influenced rock and roll and country music that came out of the studios in north Alabama in the '60s and '70s had a big influence on me." Isbell said that working at FAME Studios was everything to him, that it was a gateway towards the music that he wanted to play. In addition to citing Neil Young as a big influence, Isbell is a fan of singer-songwriter Ben Howard and guitarist Blake Mills.
He's got that bluegrass/americana/folk feeling that makes his music feel immediately familiar and fresh all at the same time.
So today, with love in every bite I choose Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit's "If We Were Vampires" as my, gather ye round, make merry, make MARY!, song for a, traveling good time show, magic moonlight, wilderness in the breathe of your heart, Friday.