Event Wits: Marc Maron with Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires
Sponsored by 89.3 The Current
For over fifteen years, Marc Maron has been writing and performing raw, honest and thought-provoking comedy for print, stage, radio and television. His podcast “WTF with Marc Maron,” is a worldwide phenomenon with over 53 million downloads and counting. He released his second book, Attempting Normal, in 2013. Marc’s half-hour scripted series MARON has been picked up by IFC for a second season and his one-hour stand-up special, THINKY PAIN, is available on Netflix.
Muscle Shoals, Alabama, native Jason Isbell has been honing his much touted songwriting craft for several years now. Jason has released three studio albums and a live album all highlighting his Southern roots, effortlessly smooth and impressive guitar tone and style, and classic songwriting.
Brought up in Lubbock and Mineral Wells, Texas, and now thriving in Nashville, 5-string fiddler/singer/songwriter Amanda Shires played with the Texas Playboys as a teenager and was a founding member of the Thrift Store Cowboys. She has provided fiddle to records and live shows by a wide array of artists including Justin Townes Earle, Todd Snider, and Jason Isbell, performed in the movie Country Strong, and contributed a track to the recent Lowe Country tribute to Nick Lowe.. Her latest solo effort, Down Fell the Doves (Lightning Rod Records), is produced by Andy LeMaster, and features 11 self-penned songs about life, love, death, and Leonard Cohen.