There are audible gasps in the audience as Isbell plays a few tracks from his new album, Southeastern, a deeply personal effort that has its foundation in his more-than-yearlong sobriety and his recent marriage to fellow musician Amanda Shires. The devastating track “Live Oak” sums it up with vivid lyrics such as these: "There’s a man who walks beside me, he is who I used to be, and I wonder if she sees him and confuses him with me."
'R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A. (A Salute to '60s Rock),' John Mellencamp. Give Mellencamp credit for combining a spelled word with an acronym, both in the title and the song's chorus. He was performing a lot of soul covers in concert when he wrote this 1985 song that names several great soul acts but somehow neglects to mention fellow speller Aretha Franklin.
7 Year Bitch was an American punk rock band from Seattle, Washington that was active for 7 years, between 1990 and 1997. Their career yielded three albums, and was impacted by the deaths of their guitarist Stefanie Sargent and close friend Mia Zapata, of fellow Seattle punks The Gits.
Kenny Rogers deals wisdom in autobiography Luck or Something Like It
Joe "Guitar" Hughes (September 29, 1937 – May 20, 2003 was a blues musician, from Houston. An inventive and versatile performer, Hughes was equally happy with slow blues, Texas shuffles and old R&B hits. In the 1960s he worked for Little Richard's old group the Upsetters, and next as a member of Bobby "Blue" Bland's band in the 70s.