Tour name: JASON ISBELL @ THE RUBY LOUNGE
Southeastern is not a record Jason has made before, and not simply because the glorious storm & drama of his band, the 400 Unit is absent. They will tour together; it's not a break- up record, not an album of dissolving, but rather, songs of discovery. And not at all afraid, not even amid the tears.
That it has been a dozen years since he showed up at a party & left in the Drive-By Truckers' van with two travel days to learn their songs & then taught them some of his songs in the bargain.
Jason Isbell's solo career has seemed equally effortless, from Sirens of the Ditch to Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, through Here We Rest & last year's Live From Alabama. Loud Records, unrepentantly southern, resplendent with careful songwriting. Songs which inspire & intimidate other musicians & critics.“
"One of America’s thoroughbred songwriters, with a knack for rueful melodies & the kind of grainy blue-collar detail that pins a song in your mind." NY Times
“The words and music are scrubbed clean of self-pity & instead give off energetic ruefulness, of the kind of that is one of the best combinations of sobriety & clarity.” NPR Fresh Air
“Every song on Isbell's fourth studio LP (after his Drive-By Truckers days) punches your gut.” USA Today
“This album is harrowing & not for the timid, but those who stick with it will be treated to a truthful, moving journey & a master class in songwriting to boot.” American Songwriter
“As good as the songs are (& I can’t stress enough just how good they really are), Isbell’s singing may be even better.” Paste
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