Call & Response: Call & Response: Jason Isbell: To Love (Is To Criticize) (S2, Ep. 2)
February 2, 2022 2:03 PM - Subscribe

Sept. 16, 2021: Just hours after a Confederate monument was removed in Richmond, VA, Jason Isbell made his take very clear: "Nostalgia requires a lack of examination." Amid the backdrop of a region reckoning with its past, this week's Call & Response features Adia Victoria speaking with Jason, the Grammy award-winning songwriter from Green Hill, Alabama. Jason reflects on his identity as a white Southern man, why he seeks communion in his work, and the pitfalls of unquestioned nostalgia in country music.

Music In This Week's Episode
Brittney Spencer, "Sober and Skinny"
Mickey Guyton, "Remember Her Name"
Amythyst Kiah, "Fancy Drones (Fracture Me)"
Shemekia Copeland, "Give God The Blues"
Allison Russell, "All of the Women"
Joy Oladokun, "Bad Blood"
Adia Victoria feat. Kyshona, Margo Price and Jason Isbell, "You Was Born To Die"
posted by MonkeyToes (1 comment total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Posting this one out of order because it was my introduction to this excellent podcast. This is extremely good, compelling conversation. Isbell is great, of course, and Adia Victoria is just a thoughtful, warm, and smart host. Race, the weaponization of nostalgia, and levitating on stage are all topics here, discussed with empathy and nuance. This is good stuff.
posted by MonkeyToes at 2:10 PM on February 2, 2022

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