Jason Isbell: My Life in Five Riffs

A pair of Grammy awards underscores Jason Isbell’s reputation as a singer/songwriter, but his latest album, The Nashville Sound [Southeastern], also finds him flexing his 6-string strengths. Along the way to mastering his mix of melody, ferocity, and restraint, Isbell’s journey intersected some serious guitar techniques. Here are the five riffs that changed his life.

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