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Brand New Bag: A hint at things to come for area songwriters

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The critically acclaimed Americana artist Jason Isbell performed recently at the Bell Auditorium. I was happy my ticket had been procured early because, as a fan, I wanted a good seat. As it turned out, I need not worry.

That’s not to say Bell Auditorium was empty, but for an artist of Isbell’s ...

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  1. Jason Isbell is certainly entitled to his political opinions. I’m entitled to boycott his performances when he uses that platform to express them. Dixie Chicks learned that the hard way too. I walked out of a Roger Waters concert for the same reason and will never put another penny in his anti-American pocket if I can help it.

  2. For me, Isbell’s best songwriting has been his personal stuff. The political tunes occasionally resonate(Dress Blues for example). But they’re simply not as good as the personal tunes in my opinion. Since The Nashville Sound he’s also barely able to hide his disdain for the buckets of deplorables he wants to throw overboard…and that my friend is bad for business.

  3. I look forward to hearing about new artists. I also look forward to the day that politics isn’t a factor in just about every aspect of life. I know I’m delusional but I’m going to try my best to limit the noise mainly because when I do pay attention I truly worry for our democracy and our country.

  4. Had my credit card out to buy tickets for South Pacific. Decided against the purchase after reading that vaccine might be required.
    Wishing venues would be up front.
    Vaccine, yes, no.
    I’m a definite no.
    Won’t be attending.

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