He is one of the best songwriters in the past 20 years, maybe one of the best songwriters ever. I got the chance to see him LIVE for the first time this past Sunday, thanks to my very awesome significant other for getting me tickets for a Father’s Day gift. This was my first Father’s Day as a dad. I haven’t mentioned yet that we now both have our first child, a beautiful baby girl. She is awesome and fun! Anyway, she knows I like Jason Isbell and surprised me with tickets. Granny (my mom) babysat for us. It was a great show, and we got free upgrades on our seats because my company was catering the show for Jason and his opening act, the legendary Marty Stuart, so we ended up in the pit, not from from the stage at all. Marty and Jason were both great, but I really wish Jason Isbell would’ve played Decoration Day, and Outfit, two of my all-time favorite songs. He must be tired of performing them all the time, because he didn’t do either of them. Oh well, still a great show.