JASON ISBELL & THE 400 UNIT

Track Listing

SIDE A

  1. What I’ve Done to Help
  2. Dreamsicle
  3. Only Children
  4. Overseas
  5. Running with Our Eyes Closed

SIDE B

  1. River
  2. Be Afraid
  3. St. Peter’s Autograph
  4. It Gets Easier
  5. Letting You Go

April 2020

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – Reunions

April 2020’s Record of the Month was the newest record from renowned and revered singer/songwriter Jason Isbell and his band The 400 Unit.

Isbell is a four-time GRAMMY Award-winning artist and is widely renowned as one of the greatest songwriters of his generation. Garnering immense critical acclaim throughout his career, NPR Music calls him, “one of the finest singer-songwriters working at the intersection of folk, country and rock today,” and continues, “his songs have an exquisite, rawboned realism and deeply embedded class-consciousness.”
 

The Curator

Cary Ann Hearst & Michael Trent (Shovels & Rope)

Sometime in 2008, Jason Isbell had ‘Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent’ (us before we were us) open a show at the Charleston Pourhouse. He was admittedly unstable at the time, and was being pounded on the anvil of life. The show was great but it was clear this guy was either gonna make it or he was gonna be consumed by it. Fate, love, and hard work have long repaved any raggedy road Jason might have found himself on.   

We have played a lot of shows with Jason over the years. It’s always felt like a family thing. One of our best friends, Sadler Vaden, is in the band. Further, we went out as the opener on the ‘Southeastern’ tour when both our kids were three months old. As new parents, we were able to share our experience with other artist/parents in the peculiar situation of growing a family while growing a show business. It was a special time and we will always be grateful for that.  

Something we’ve always admired about Jason is that there’s no gimmick with him. He writes with empathy and bravery. He is not afraid to call out injustices or even to point the pen at himself. Jason Isbell is an artist for our times and a damn good dude. We would like to congratulate Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit on their beautiful new album, ‘Reunions.’  In the words of his good friend John Prine, this guy is “pretty good.” You should check him out.

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