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Confessions of a Trucker

Jason Gross, Creative Loafing, 16 November 2005

TRYING TO FIT in as the newbie in an established band is a weird, awkward, disorienting task – just ask Ron Wood what it was like to join the Rolling Stones or Steve Gaines what being the new kid in Lynyrd Skynyrd felt like (actually, you can't ask him because he died in that 77 plane crash, but you get the point). Such was the case when singer, songwriter and guitarist Jason Isbell joined nouveau Southern rock gods the Drive-By Truckers seven years and four albums after the band's 1996 debut.

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