Chewing the Gristle with Greg Koch

Jason Isbell

March 04, 2021 Greg Koch / Jason Isbell Season 2 Episode 7
Chewing the Gristle with Greg Koch
Jason Isbell
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Jason talks guitars with Greg! "Grammy-winning Singer-Songwriter" is the title most frequently attached to Jason Isbell's moniker, but his fans know he is also a monster guitarist with a passion for the instrument. Greg asks Jason about his musical upbringing in Alabama, his favorite guitars and gear, Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Joe Walsh, David Crosby, and Twitter!

3:25 - Jason’s new birthday present - a lovely ’65 Candy Apple Red Stratocaster to match his ’65 Tele in the same color
4:11 - Jason’s Instagram channel, and how he keeps his chops fresh
8:43 - Vintage guitars, the light-hearted regret of not investing in old school guitars in the 70s, and Jason’s evolution as a player
11:53 - Growing up in the Muscle Shoals scene, Johnny Sandlin's garage and working with Rick Hall (FAME studios)
17:44 - Jason’s personal recording setup
21:36 - The story behind Jason’s burst Les Paul, the Ed King "Red Eye"
26:09 - The glory of Jimi Hendrix stories 
28:52 - A few other beautiful pieces in Jason’s guitar collection…
36:27 - Jason’s live rig
44:46 - Led Zeppelin, bootleg demos, and Jason’s incredulity regarding Robert Plant’s appreciation for Jason’s songwriting and playing
48:50 - Joe Walsh tells Jason about giving Jimmy Page his "Number One"
52:24 - Jason on Twitter, his relationship with David Crosby, and the beauty of social media in regard to music, learning, etc

Total Length: 59:54



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Jason’s new birthday preset - a lovely ’65 Candy Apple Red Stratocaster to match his ’65 Tele in the same color
Jason’s Instagram channel, and how he keeps his chops fresh
Vintage guitars, the light-hearted regret of not investing in old school guitars in the 70s, and Jason’s evolution as a player
The legacy of the Alabama music scene, and Jason’s personal recording setup
The story behind Jason’s original burst Les Paul
A few other beautiful pieces in Jason’s guitar collection…
Jason’s live rig
Led Zeppelin, bootleg demos, and Jason’s incredulity regarding Jimmy Page’s appreciation for Jason’s songwriting and playing
Jason on Twitter, his relationship with David Crosby, and the beauty of social media in regard to music, learning, etc