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Jason Isbell

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  • Born: Green Hill, AL
  • Years Active: 2000s
  • Website: http://www.jasonisbell.com/
  • Recent Activity: 12.05.16 I almost ordered the Midnight Special DVD collection off the tv just now but I realized I already did that a few months ago
  • Jason Isbell

  • Jason Isbell

  • Jason Isbell


Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

After spending six years with Southern rock outfit Drive-By Truckers, singer/guitarist Jason Isbell left the group in 2007 to pursue a solo career. Isbell had already honed his songwriting skills during his tenure with the Truckers, and he funneled those talents into Sirens of the Ditch, a bluesy, punk-infused lesson in guitar tones and Southern swagger that marked his solo debut in summer 2007. Backed by a new band dubbed the 400 Unit, Isbell took his songs on the road and soon began penning another album, which he recorded with the 400 Unit in 2008. Released the following year, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit was another step away from his work with Drive-By Truckers, relying as much on sad, melancholic country ballads as the familiar Muscle Shoals sound.

After performing more than 200 shows annually for several years running, Isbell took a breather in 2010 and returned home to northern Alabama. The area had been hit hard by the recent economic downturn, prompting Isbell to write a new batch of songs about the war vets, barflies, and out-of-luck characters who populated the area. The result was Here We Rest, which was released in spring 2011 to critical acclaim. Isbell followed it a year later in 2012 with a live set, Live from Alabama, recorded at the WorkPlay Theater in Birmingham, Alabama and at the Crossroads in Huntsville, Alabama. Embracing his newfound sobriety, Isbell next produced an album of haunting atonement and redemption, the sparse and impressive Southeastern, which appeared in 2013.

Tour Dates All Dates Dates In My Area

Date Venue Location Tickets
12.15.16 Montgomery Performing Arts Centre Montgomery, AL US
12.17.16 WinStar World Casino Thackerville, OK US
12.31.16 Grand Ole Opry House Nashville, TN US
03.15.17 House Of Blues Anaheim, CA US
03.16.17 House of Blues Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV US
04.01.17 Johnny Mercer Theatre Savannah, GA US


  • 12.05.16 I almost ordered the Midnight Special DVD collection off the tv just now but I realized I already did that a few months ago
  • 12.05.16 I'd be more impressed if you could find one where it isn't. https://t.co/8AOtGmi2Pp
  • 12.04.16 This tiny drunk approves of our tree https://t.co/Ke11aAutWJ
  • 12.04.16 Hurry it up! https://t.co/z4q52cMITZ
  • 12.04.16 RT @CBSSunday: .@officialKeef: "On stage sometimes I feel immortal" https://t.co/eVuaCSa7Dk https://t.co/gI6tKVnNS6
  • 12.04.16 RT @NoahSiela: @JasonIsbell That's fowl.
  • 12.04.16 My neighbor's chicken keeps waving his right wing at me and calling me a cluck
  • 12.04.16 1. Alabenn State 2. Clorida 3. Miami of Ohio State 4. Wiscoshington
  • 12.04.16 RT @belkbowl: BREAKING: we can officially confirm that Alabama will not be invited to play in the Belk Bowl this year.
  • 12.04.16 To win the Dr Pepper halftime thing just throw every other ball at your opponent's ear
  • 12.03.16 Apparently he also saw him naked https://t.co/MZSbK1RTAn
  • 12.03.16 Athens, GA so dear to my heart. Thank you for a great three night stand. @WillJohnsonTX is the very best, and @GaTheatre a beauty. #ROCKON