WHO: JASON ISBELL and THE PAUL THORN BAND
WHAT: LOUISVILLE PERFORMANCE
WHEN: FRI. JUN. 7
WHERE: IROQUOIS AMPHITHEATRE
“Few songwriters today write with Isbell’s combination of lyrical economy, deep-seated empathy, and masterstroke axe melodies.” – Austin Chronicle
Jason Isbell will perform in Louisville at Iroquois Amphitheatre on Friday, June 7 in support of his much anticipated solo album Southeastern
, releasing June 11 via Southeastern Records/Thirty Tigers. This Huffington Post Feature
tells of where Isbell has been, where he is going, and the new album.
Isbell will tour throughout the summer with festival stops at Hangout Festival in Gulf Shores, AL, Bonnaroo in Manchester, TN, Stones Fest in NYC and Newport Folk Festival in Newport, RI. Isbell will be performing with a full band that will include mainstays Derry deBorja (keyboards), Chad Gamble (drums) and Jimbo Hart (bass), along with new guitarist Sadler Vaden.
Southeastern features the most personal songs Isbell has written to date. The 12 tracks emanate self-reflection, repentance and personal growth, while simultaneously making the statement that Jason Isbell has fully arrived as an artist. The striking vocals and compelling lyrics of the haunting opening track “Cover Me Up”, make it immediately apparent that this is coming from some place much deeper. Isbell’s fight for sobriety, life lessons and newfound happiness inspires the music on Southeastern.
Southeastern was recorded in Nashville at Falling Rock Studio and produced by Dave Cobb (Jamey Johnson, The Secret Sisters). Special guests include Kim Richey and Amanda Shires, Isbell’s new bride.
Southeastern is the follow up to Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit’s 2011 critically acclaimed release, Here We Rest, which cracked the top 100 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. The album received high praise from NPR, Associated Press,Esquire, GQ, SPIN, USA Today, Blurt, My Old Kentucky Blog and many more. Isbell made two appearances with the 400 Unit on The Late Show with David Lettermanand his song “Alabama Pines” won SONG OF THE YEAR at the 2012 Americana Music Awards & Honors.
Jason Isbell – Tour Dates
June 7 - Louisville, KY - Iroquois Amphitheatre
June 8 - Chicago, IL - Chicago Ribfest
June 13 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
June 14 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
June 15 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
June 16 - Croton-On-Hudson, NY - Clearwater Festival
June 19 - St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway
June 20 - Kansas City, MO - Crossroads
June 22 – Monterey, CA - Monterey Americana Music Fest
June 23 - Salt Lake City, UT - Utah Arts Festival
June 25 - Akron, OH - Musica
June 26 - Columbus, OH - Skully’s
June 27 - Ann Arbor, MI - The Ark
June 28 - Pittsburgh, PA - WYEP Summer Music Festival *Free
June 30 - Charleston, WV - Culture Center Theater
July 1 - Alexandria, VA - The Birchmere
July 2 - Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre
July 3 - Charlotte, NC - Visulite Theatre
July 5 - Charleston, SC - Pour House
July 6 - Chattanooga, TN - Track 29
July 26 - Floyd, VA - Floydfest
July 27 - Newport, RI - Newport Folk Festival
Aug 9 - Wilkes-Barre, PA - Kirby Center
Aug 10 - New York, NY - Lincoln Center *Free
Aug 24 - Birmingham, AL - Revival Festival