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July 6, 2004

Tuesday Tune (The Assassin)

When Jason Isbell joined Drive-By Truckers, I wondered how adding yet another songwriter would affect one of my favorite bands. Isbell not only meshed well, he stood out with some of the strongest tracks on last year's DBT album, Decoration Day.

On this week's Tuesday Tune, he covers "The Assassin" from fellow Trucker Patterson Hood's solo release, Killers & Stars. The song will also appear on Jason's solo record, scheduled for a spring, 2005 release.

The third songwriter in the Drive-By Truckers, Mike "Stroker Ace" Cooley, was recently asked if he would be releasing a solo album. He replied that he already did, it was called "Decoration Day."

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