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I Lost “Losing You” And Then It Found Its Soul

I really didn’t think that in this day and age a recording could be lost, I mean really and truly irretrievable. Sure, there are countless stories of lost masterpieces from the analog era, sometimes miraculously being discovered, mislabeled in some estate sale trash pile, but it seemed inconceivable in these days of the cloud and …

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Disappearing Man on ITunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/disappearing-man/1385978332

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That Time My Bass Exploded on a Session With Willie Nelson

I was flying high. The night before I’d had the unbelievable out-of-body experience of playing not only with Jackson Browne, but with one of my earliest heroes: Willie Nelson. Now I was walking into Right Track Studios on 48th street to record a version of “On The Road Again” with the man himself. It was …

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My First Taste of Life on Stage

My earliest memories are of my dad building theater sets in our enormous den while my siblings ran lines, my mother squinting at the script with pursed lips, occasionally snapping out cues or corrections. The air was electric. It was magic. Our mother was a professional actress in the flourishing ‘60s Houston dinner-theater scene, and …

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April Snow on the Day We Said Goodbye to Levon Helm

The song “April Snow” is really a collection of somewhat disconnected snapshots from the day of Levon Helm’s funeral. As the procession eased into Woodstock, Tinker Street was lined with what looked to be everyone in the town, all waving slowly, as if time were slipping somehow. When we finally reached the cemetery I spotted …

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How Byron Isaacs Met The Lumineers

I met Simone Felice (the producer for The Lumineers 2nd album, Cleopatra) at Levon Helm’s barn, during one of the now-legendary hootenannies known as the Midnight Ramble. On the side of the stage was a long radiator with a wood plank set on top that served as the VIP seating as it was next to …

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Byron Isaacs Album Release – June 12 – The Loft at City Winery

Join singer/songwriter/bassist Byron Isaacs on June 12  at The Loft at City Winery for his album release party. The album was co-produced by Hector Castillo (David Bowie, Bjork, The Brazilian Girls) and Brian Cullman (Lucinda Williams, Ghazal). Isaacs will be joined onstage by guitarist Oren Bloedow (Elysian Fields, The Lounge Lizards, Chocolate Genius), drummer David Berger …

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Byron Isaacs

Putting out my first solo album means getting all kinds of other shit together, like my Web site. So psyched for this redesign!  I’ll of course promote my work with Lost Leaders and The Lumineers and Amy Helm and all the other musicians that I play with as well. Let’s have a party!

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