Willie Nelson. Waylon Jennings. Kris Kristofferson. Jessi Colter. Bobby Bare. Jerry Jeff Walker. David Allan Coe. Cowboy Jack Clement. Tom T. Hall. Billy Joe Shaver. Guy Clark. Townes Van Zandt. Tompall Glaser. Today, all names synonymous with the word “outlaw,” but 40 years ago they started a musical revolution by creating music and a culture that shook the status quo on Music Row and cemented their place in country music history and beyond.
Acclaimed, award-winning artist Jason Isbell has announced tour dates in support of the July 17 release of Something More Than Free, his highly anticipated fifth album (Southeastern Records). Isbell will be touring extensively with his band The 400 Unit, featuring Derry Deborja (Keys), Chad Gamble (drums), Jimbo Hart (bass) and Sadler Vaden (guitar). The tour will include stops in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Seattle and Portland. (see tour dates below).
Acclaimed, award-winning artist Jason Isbell will release Something More Than Free, his highly anticipated fifth album, on July 17 via Southeastern Records. Something More Than Free features Isbell’s Southern-inspired vignettes of working class men, women and traditions that permeate these 11 new songs. The pure honesty and authenticity of Isbell’s poetic lyrics and soulful vocals have connected deeply with so many, and they shine as brightly as ever on Something More Than Free.
On August 19, 2013, Jason Isbell and his band The 400 Unit, stepped out onto the stage in front of a live audience in Austin, TX to film his first appearance on the longest running original music series in the U.S., Austin City Limits. This special night for Isbell, his bandmates and all in attendance, will be released on DVD as Jason Isbell: Live at Austin City Limits on November 24 via Southeastern Records.
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Jason Isbell's new album, Southeastern reached the artist’s highest ever debut on the Billboard Top 200 chart at #23, selling over 17,500 units. The album debuted at #8 at rock, #5 indie and #13 at digital. These numbers represent something special for Isbell and his small indie label Southeastern Records/Thirty Tigers. Combined with the overwhelming support from the press upon its June 11 release, Southeastern marks a true milestone for Isbell as an artist.
Grateful Web recently had a chance to speak to Jason Isbell, front man for the 400 Unit and former Drive-By Trucker. Jason reflected on a very successful 2012, touring with Ryan Adams, a new acoustic release and his plans for 2013.