Live from Lincoln Center: Jason Isbell
Friday, April 11 at 9:00 p.m.
Jason Isbell, formerly of the Drive-By Truckers, is in the spotlight of the Allen Room at Lincoln Center.
Born into a family of musicians in a town just a few miles from Muscle Shoals, Alabama—home to the best guitarists in the music business—Jason Isbell’s career choice could seem pre-destined. He started writing songs at an early age, and at 21 joined the rock group, Drive-By Truckers.
Isbell wrote and recorded with the Truckers through three albums and six years, leaving in 2007 to come out with a solo album. He then formed a band, The 400 Unit (the colloquial name for the former psychiatric ward of an Alabama hospital), which recorded a couple of CDs full of melancholy country ballads and rousing roots rock. Isbell’s most recent work is the critically-acclaimed Southeastern, with personal and exquisite songs about atonement and redemption, Southern-style.