"Alabama Pines" by Jason Isbell

Jason Isbell stopped by our offices to play a set of his top songs for our staff, like the soulful "Alabama Pines."


How do you like your biscuits? What do you put on them to make them just right? Just butter for me usually. My grandmother used to make, some people call it chocolate gravy, we always called it chocolate syrup. But my grandmother made that with breakfast. The south to me is about family more than anything else. It's a very restful place for me. I travel a lot, so I spend a lot of time in different cities and it's comfortable here. It's always been comfortable. That might just be familiarity, but I think there's more to it than that. I think the pace of life adds to that a lot. I guess more often than not, I'm inspired to write just about overhearing something. That I really try to stay conversational. I, I write a lot of things on bar napkins, just listening to two people next to me. [MUSIC] when i moved in to this room you can call it back, what ,Somebody take me home, through those Alabama pines. You can't drive through Talladega on a weekend in October. Just head up north to Jacksonville. Cut around and over. Watch speed more springs [MUSIC] [INAUDIBLE] Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh. Oh, oh oh [MUSIC] Oh, I've been stuck here in this town, if you could call it that, a year or two. I never do what I'm supposed to do. I don't even need a name anymore. No one calls it out. [MUSIC] [NOISE] Thank you. [BLANK AUDIO]
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