Jason Isbell Schedule
Southern rocker Jason Isbell spent over five years with the Drive-By Truckers before embarking
on a solo career in 2007. The singer/guitarist had already polished his skills as a songwriter during his time with the group
and he channeled those skills into his first solo effort,Sirens of the Ditch.
The best way to get a taste of Jason Isbell's
music is to get yourself to one of his concerts. You can catch him at high-profile venues like The National Richmond in Richmond,
Virginia; MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts; Jefferson Center in Roanoke, Virginia; Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville,
Tennessee; Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, Ohio; Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee; Durham Performing Arts Center
in Durham, North Carolina; and more. Stay on top of his full concert listings and sign up for event updates through StubHub
Jason Isbell Background
A native of Green Hill, Alabama, Jason Isbell grew up surrounded by musicians,
with the exception of his parents. Regarding his musical upbringing, he said, "Grandparents, uncles, aunts, great-uncles,
and cousins, we all played music together once or twice a week. The music that I make and the way I make it has a lot to do
with where I came from. I might have also made good music if I was from a different part of the country or a different part
of the world, but I'm really happy to be from there, I think I'm a lucky person to be from there." Isbell was greatly influenced
by his grandfather, as he spent a considerable amount of time with him as a child. Along with his uncle, his grandfather devoted
some time to school Isbell on several instruments. Isbell said, "I grew up playing music with my family as a form of child
care." At the age of six, he picked up playing the mandolin. In his early teens, Isbell gigged with a garage band and a country
band that did tunes by artists like Alan Jackson and Garth Brooks. When he was 16, they were invited to play the Grand Ole
Opry. After high school graduation, Isbell went off to the University of Memphis where he majored in English and Creative
Writing. Just shy of one class, Isbell didn't complete his college education. Instead, Isbell went to work on his music, striking
a publishing contract with FAME Studios. He remained with them until he became a Drive-By Truckers band member at 21. Isbell
contributed to the band's albums, Decoration Day (2003); The Dirty South (2004); and Blessing and a Curse (2006). Isbell took
the leap on his own in 2007, making an amicable exit from the Drive-By Truckers. Backed by a new band billed as The 400 Unit
Isbell has released four albums to date.
Jason Isbell Albums
Jason Isbell's studio albums as a solo artist
include: Sirens of the Ditch (2007); Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit (2009); Here We Rest (2011); and Southeastern (2013).
Jason Isbell Trivia
Did you know that Jason Isbell's band, The 400 Unit, is named after a psychiatric ward in
Florence, Alabama? It's true! Here's what Isbell had to say about it in an interview with Fresh Air, "There is a mental treatment
facility here in Florence called The 400 Unit. About once a week they would drive downtown and take, I guess, the six or eight
healthiest people in the facility and let 'em go downtown. Give 'em all like $15 a piece to go get some lunch. You'd immediately
recognize who it was and why they were there; they all had nametags on, saying kinda strange stuff to everybody." He added,
"We had been on the road for about a month. We stopped somewhere and we all got out of the van and we were drinking pretty
heavily and not getting a whole lot of sleep, and it was in the middle of the day and we were all hungover and smelled pretty
bad, and I handed everybody 10 bucks because it was their per diem for the day, and we all went to get a sandwich, and I thought,
'Man, that reminds me so much of something I've seen somewhere before.'"
Jason Isbell Concert Experience
Isbell's songs brim with heart and soul, transcending and embracing crowds with every word he sings. The audience comes alive
with energy with each step Jason Isbell takes to the stage. And, the energy is further ignited by the thunder of electric
guitars. Audiences always appreciate Jason Isbell's ability to sweeten any concert experience. Between snare snaps and guitar
riffs, you can be sure to hear some truly great lyrics at every Jason Isbell concert!
These are the elements of a Jason
Isbell concert experience that you just can't take away from listening to your iPod or computer speakers. Nothing compares
to being there to take in the excitement fueled by the music and the energy of the crowd.
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