Jason Isbell + Amanda Shires – Mutineer

Photo by Nate Burrell

I met Amanda Shires in 2011. She played a show in St. Louis at some place called The Warehouse, and there were around seven people in attendance. I remember eating cold pizza with Shires after the show, and we talked about Nashville, Bonnaroo, Jason Isbell, Matthew Ryan, and music in general. Her music had my immediate attention then, and it does now, especially songs like “Swimmer” and “The Drop and Lift.”

Here, she joins her now-husband, Jason Isbell, on a cover of Warren Zevon’s “Mutineer.” It’s from the new Sea Songs release, which you can purchase today. Sea Songs also includes a cover of Lykke Li’s “I Follow Rivers.”

And for those of you in St. Louis, you can see Isbell and his band, the 400 Unit, at the Peabody on Saturday, which also happens to be Valentine’s Day. Tickets can be found here.

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