Rainbows in the Dark: Jason Isbell – “To a Band That I Loved”

Jason Isbell

We talk about plenty of metal here at Nine Circles, but we also enjoy music from other genres. “Rainbows in the Dark” is our outlet to explore those other types of sounds and share them with you.

Alabama native Jason Isbell returned with his fifth full-length solo album, Something More Than Free, earlier this month. I’ve been a fan of Isbell for many years, thanks to his work with the Drive By Truckers, various Muscle Shoals session players, and earlier solo tracks like “Decoration Day” and “Goddamned Lonely Love.” While the new album doesn’t quite hit the same peaks as Isbell’s last effort—2013’s Southeastern—it does have its moments. So I’ve decided to focus this Rainbows in the Dark post on one of them, the closer “To a Band That I Loved.” Continue reading