There is something about live music that communicates better than a record. You can fine tune a sound in the studio, play a chord progression one thousand times until it is perfect, but live you only have one shot. It’s just you and the songs you wrote. Some musicians are studio wizards, making perfect songs but unable to improvise or feel the music onstage. Others, like Jason Isbell, breathe new life into their songs when they are onstage. The words become more real, the imagery more vivid, and the melodies more entrancing. It makes you fall into the songs for the first time all over again.