For anyone hoping for tickets tomorrow for November’s Hammy Odeon gig, if you download the Eventim app and create an account, their presale is running now.
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit are releasing a new album in May, according to Rolling Stone. The album, titled Reunions, will be out on May 15th. Dave Cobb is once again the man at the control panel. There is no news of any UK or European tour dates yet. Here’s a taster of what to expect – Be Afraid
This cropped up in my Discovery playlist on Spotify. I’m aware of the Elbow original but Lang Lang playing this under Jason Isbell’s soaring vocal is just stunning.
I know we’ve done ‘better than the original’ to death but I think this qualifies.
There are times in my recovery when Jason Isbell is my Meeting.
His songs seep into my soul.
This one is the current therapy session.
Children of Children Jason Isbell
Pictures of the farm before us Old men in a gospel chorus Sephia And saddle horses easy on the reins Eighty-one a motor in your mama’s seventeen again She’s squinting at the dusty wind The anger of the plains
You and I were almost nothing Pray to God that God was bluffing seventeen ain’t old enough to reason with the pain How could we expect to stay in love When neither knew the meaning Of the difference of sacred and profane
I was riding on my mother’s hip She was shorter than the corn All the years I took from her Just by being born.
Didn’t mean to break the cycle At seventeen I went by Michael No one ever called by my own name anyway Half full generations Living all these expectations Giving way to one late to have a baby on the way
You were riding on your mother’s hip She was shorter than the corn All the years you took from her Just by being born
If anyone is interested Jason Isbell has tweeted he’s performing on this mornings Andrew Marr show. Maybe he will wade into the Brexit debate. Something more than free?
I’ll get my coat.
as my Mum used to say. One of my very favourite Jason Isbell songs now has a beautiful film to go with it.
June will be Jason – Here is a date for the diary – June 16th 2017
Jason Isbell releases his new album The Nashville Sound. It’s being advertised as being with the 400 Unit, though as they play on his ‘solo’ albums I’m not sure how much difference this will make.
Whatever, it’s something to look forward to, in a big way.
Rejoice. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit will be touring the UK in October. As a HUGE bonus, support is being provided by Tift Merritt (see my recent review in Nights Out for confirmation of her excellence).
Dates so far confirmed:
Wednesday 25th October Manchester Albert Hall Thursday 26th October Glasgow O2 ABC Sunday 29th October Brighton Dome Monday 30th October London Roundhouse Tuesday 31st October Birmingham Symphony Hall
Given that Friday and Saturday 27th and 28th are still free, I’d expect a couple more to be added
Jason Isbell and his band played in L.A last night. A fan asked to come backstage for a photo. How proud does Jason look?
I’m trying to cheer myself up. A spark of good news is Jason’s new album is out on July 17th.
He’s doing a big US tour that currently goes through to August. Maybe we can hope for UK dates towards the end of the year.
Meanwhile Dave Cobb, Jason’s producer has been working with the guy in the video – Chris Stapleton. I think this song, Traveller, the title of his debut album sounds might fine.