Last night was a late one, a Sunday night gig at the Enmore to see Jason Isbell. I saw him a few years ago, an acoustic set supporting Ryan Adams at the Opera House and was reminded (as I so often am) how important it is to catch the opening act. He was spectacular, and his album Southeastern is one of my standouts from the last few years.
Last night was brilliant, his full bad are a talented bunch (though I do think solo is more my taste). About halfway in he played Cover Me Up, which is my favourite of his. He said he wrote it for his wife, before she was his wife. I can see why they're married - such a beautiful and powerful song, he really had us in the palm of his hand. If you weren't there, this Austin City Limits version is about as close as you'll get and worth your time at that.
I made it to my car just as the heavens opened up and it started to pour. I must have driven no more than 20 KMs an hour the whole way home, it was torrential and so hard to see. Made for a good picture though, before the lights changed.