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1 February 1979, Green Hill, Alabama, USA. This guitarist and singer-songwriter figured prominently in the rise of southern rock band Drive-By Truckers during the early 00s. Based in Alabama, Isbell had been playing music from an early age and before joining the Drive-By Truckers in 2000 had worked as a songwriter. He played guitar and sang on the acclaimed albums, 2003s Decoration Day, 2004s The Dirty South and 2006s A Blessing And A Curse, with notable songwriting contributions including The Day John Henry Died and Danko/Manuel.
Isbell, whose marriage to Drive-By Truckers bass player Shonna Tucker had recently ended, left the band in 2007 to launch a solo career. Recorded at the restored FAME Studios, his debut Sirens Of The Ditch opted for a more soulful approach than the Drive-By Truckers, and featured contributions from former bandmates Tucker, Patterson Hood and Brad Morgan, in addition to some...