SOUNDS: Jason Isbell @ Bowery Ballroom 2/26

“There is a mental treatment facility here in Florence called The 400 Unit,” says Jason Isbell. “About once a week they would drive downtown and take, I guess, the six or eight healthiest people in the facility and let ’em go downtown. Give ’em all like $15 apiece to go get some lunch. You’d immediately recognize who it was and why they were there; they all had nametags on, saying kinda strange stuff to everybody. And trying to get a sandwich at the same time.”

“When I started thinking about a band, and how we get to a new town and everybody gets $15 and gets out of the van, goes out and tries to get a sandwich, it kinda reminded me of that.”

Ex-Drive By Trucker Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit perform live @ NY’s Bowery Ballroom tomorrow (2/26) night.

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