Festivals & Events:
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit in Concert
Jason Isbell is a singer, songwriter and guitarist from Greenhill, AL. Almost all of Isbell's family, except for his parents, were musicians; and his father was an avid music listener. After some work as a songwriter, Isbell joined the rock band Drive-By Truckers while they toured in support of their album Southern Rock Opera in 2001. Isbell recorded, wrote and toured with the Truckers for their next three albums. In April of 2007, Isbell announced that he was no longer a member of Drive-By Truckers, and would be pursuing a solo music career. He has since then recorded two solo albums, and in 2009 compiled a group of Alabama musicians to form an all-star Rock, Folk and Blues band: The 400 Unit. Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit have released two albums, Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit (2009), and most recently, Here We Rest (2011). Jason embraces more of an acoustic, traditional country music sound on Here We Rest than he had in the past. “When you come from Alabama, that country soul music is in the water. I’ve always loved it and been proud of it, but there’s always been this sense of proving that you were capable of more than just that. If I was going to create an album that gave listeners a sense of the place, I felt it was important to let the songs go there if they wanted to.” And thus, the compilation of great Rock and Roll, Soul, Folk and Country songs played out by a band that may be the next big thing. Gracing the 2011 Telluride Blues and Brews stage will be just a warm up for the intimate performance you will get at the Sheridan Opera House on Saturday, January 7th, 2012 at 9pm. General Admission, all ages show $27.