Former Drive-By Trucker Jason Isbell performs in NYC tonight!

First, a free concert @ 5PM at The 1st Annual Hudson Square Music & Wine Festival, an after-work NYC backyard BBQ put together by Great Performances and City Winery.

At 9PM they head inside City Winery for an acoustic set. “Hailing from Alabama, Jason Isbell is a continuation in the lineage of the area’s other native songwriting legends. Cut from the same cloth as other masters such as Arthur Alexander, Donnie Fritts, Eddie Hinton, just to name a few, Isbell crafts sultry, soulful tunes that pen ‘the perfect soundtrack for a night alone with a bottle of Makers.’ After a stint with The Drive-By Truckers, Jason Isbell is now on his own creating the songs that have some predicting that he’s on course to become one of the best songwriters of his generation. With the help of his band, The 400 Unit, Jason Isbell has recorded his second solo album, Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit. With critical acclaim coming in from all around, it promises to be his strongest offering to date. Tonight, Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit come to The City Winery and in the same words that Rolling Stone uses to describe his newest album, it will surely be an event ‘not to be missed.’

“This show’s special guests are The Truckstop Allstars featuring Kevn Kinney (Drivin’ n’ Cryin’) Aaron Lee Tasjan (The Madison Square Gardeners) Chris Masterson (Son Volt) and Eleanor Whitmore (Eleanor Whitmore Band).” (source)

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