Music Monday: Danko/Manuel by Jason Isbell

Ah, Music Mondays, always such fun because I never know exactly what song I might give you. If you’ve been following my Music Mondays, looking for a common genre, theme, etc, and find one, let me know! πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‰

This week I’m sharing a treasure that I heard via YouTube. When autoplay is on, you just never know if you might end up listening to a new favorite and that’s what “Danko/Manuel” is. When the music begins, a lone drummer is providing a simple beat, followed by the base, and then the lead guitar riffs that I find echo in my head long after hearing it. Add Jason Isbell’s voice singing haunting words and this is a song that sticks with you.

The song was written as a tribute to Rick Danko and Richard Manuel, members of The Band, who died far too young.

Can you hear that singing? Sounds like gold.

Maybe I can only hear it in my head.

Fifteen years ago we owned that road

Now it’s rolling over us instead.

Songwriters: Jason Isbell

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4 replies »

  1. Yes!

    Let the night air cool you off
    Tilt your head back and try to cough
    Don’t say nothin’ ’bout the things you never saw
    Let the night air cool you off

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