Reel To Reel: Jason Isbell: Running With Our Eyes Closed
GRAMMY Museum L.A. Live
800 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015, USA
The GRAMMY Museum is thrilled to host a special screening of HBO’s upcoming documentary Jason Isbell: Running With Our Eyes Closed. The film is the next installment of Music Box on HBO, which explores essential moments in music. After the screening, there will be a conversation with Jason Isbell and Director Sam Jones as they discuss the making of the film, their creative process, and more, followed by an intimate performance with Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires.
ABOUT JASON ISBELL
Jason Isbell has established himself as one of the most respected and celebrated songwriters of his generation. The North Alabama native possesses an incredible penchant for identifying and articulating some of the deepest, yet simplest, human emotions, and turning them into beautiful poetry through song. Isbell sings of the everyday human condition with thoughtful, heartfelt, and sometimes brutal honesty. Isbell
broke through in 2013 with the release of Southeastern. His next two albums, Something More Than Free (2015) and The Nashville Sound (2017), won Grammy Awards for Best Americana Album & Best American Roots Song. Reunions (2020), is a critically-acclaimed collection of ten new songs that showcases an artist at the height of his powers and a band fully charged with creativity and confidence. His most recent release, Georgia Blue (2021), is a collection of Georgia-related cover songs and proceeds from this album benefit voter’s rights organizations in Georgia. In April of 2021, it was announced that Isbell would appear in the upcoming Martin Scorsese film, Killers of the Flower Moon.
ABOUT SAM JONES
Sam Jones is a director of documentary films and narrative television. He recently directed an episode of Ted Lasso, for Apple TV, and an episode of Bad Monkey, also for Apple TV. He directed the documentary, Tony Hawk: Until The Wheels Fall Off for HBO. He also directed the upcoming documentary series, Smartless: On The Road for Discovery+ which premieres in 2023, and is directing a documentary about motorcycle racer Ricky Carmichael. Jones is the creator of series Off Camera with Sam Jones, and he directed the Wilco documentary, I Am Trying To Break Your Heart. He lives in Los Angeles with his daughters.
ABOUT AMANDA SHIRES
Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Amanda Shires has released a series of critically acclaimed solo albums and earned the 2017 Emerging Artist of the Year prize from the Americana Music Association (AMA). A member of Jason Isbell’s 400 Unit, Amanda is the founder of The Highwomen - a supergroup she performs in alongside Natalie Hemby, Maren Morris and Brandi Carlile.
Her latest album Take It Like A Man was written and recorded during lockdown and is a fearless song cycle of autobiographical tunes. The album received unanimous praise from The New York Times, Rolling Stone, NPR, LA Times, Billboard and more and landed on numerous “Best of 2022” lists. Her U.S. tour also brought raves from the likes of Variety who included her LA performance on their “50 Best Concerts of 2022.”
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