Jason Isbell on Songwriting While Sober

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Jason Isbell is a songwriter who is as interested in characters as he is in chords. So when Isbell decided to get sober, he knew it would affect his music in a big way. The result was his album “Southeastern,” from 2013, which Isbell calls his “sober album.” He talks to John Seabrook about his life after alcohol, a life which includes a new daughter and a Grammy Award.