Local Jason Isbell on NPR's Fresh Air today - again


Our little town, and/or member's of the community seem to be on Terri Gross' A-list.

I continue to be pleasantly shocked driving down the road, and hearing about something or someone from our community.  Today, it was Rocker Jason Isbell, on NPR's Fresh Air.  He told a great story of how the name of his first band, "the 400 unit" was originally inspired.

For decades our little town - Florence, and the area "the Shoals" wasn't exactly something to be singing about.  Well, certainly it was back during the recording studio days at Fame and Muscle Shoals Sound, but in the mean time, I have to admit that there was probably more to be embarrassed about than proud of. 

So much fun, now that times have changed.  There's not a week that goes by that another little jewel is revealed here.  And even better, I think most of us have gained confidence, and have significantly increased their vision of just where we are/should be going. 

I look forward to sharing these tidbits and jewels about the town I'm again, proud to call home.  There's lots to brag about, and even more in the pipeline.

* I have to admit that I actually have never met Jason.  Something else to look forward to. 

Florence Alabama local Jason Isbell's new album "southeastern" on NPR's Fresh Air with Terri Gross today. 

Florence Alabama local Jason Isbell's new album "southeastern" on NPR's Fresh Air with Terri Gross today.