Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit: Weathervanes [Album Review]

Jason Isbell And The 400 UnitWeathervanesSoutheastern Records/Thirty Tigers [2023] When Sam Jones’ documentary, Jason Isbell: Running With Our Eyes Closed, hit HBO early this Spring, music fans not only got an inside look into the making of the 2020 release from Jason Isbell and his band The 400 Unit, “Reunions,” but we also witnessed the … Read more

Fire Track: Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit – “Death Wish”

GRAMMY-Award winners Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit announced today the upcoming release of their eighth album, Weathervanes, out June 9 via Southeastern Records/Thirty Tigers. Written and produced by Isbell, Weathervanes features 13 brand new tracks. Weathervanes is a collection of grown-up songs: Songs about adult love, about change, about the danger of nostalgia and … Read more

Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit: Reunions [Album Review]

Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit ReunionsSoutheastern Records [2020] In one of the songs on Jason Isbell’s seventh solo album since stepping away from the Drive-By Truckers, the singer sings again about his struggle to maintain his sobriety, “It gets easier, but it never gets easy.” He could just as easily be describing the work … Read more

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit: Live From The Ryman [Album Review]

Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit Live From The Ryman Southeastern Records [2018] Fire Note Says: Jason Isbell and his fine band, The 400 Unit, deliver up the best of his last three albums recorded at sold-out shows at Nashvilles “Mother Church,” The Ryman Auditorium. Album Review: Jason Isbell has had a pretty good year, … Read more

Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit: The Nashville Sound [Album Review]

Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit The Nashville Sound Southeastern Records [2017] Fire Note Says: Labels fail Outlaw country musicians, but Jason Isbell delivers a great record in the tradition of great roots rockers and country players. Album Review: For the record, there has long been a vein of outlaw music running through what has … Read more

Jason Isbell: Something More Than Free [Album Review]

Jason Isbell Something More Than Free Southeastern Records [2015] Fire Note Says: Isbell hits his stride on confident follow-up to his classic LP Southeastern. Album Review: After years of flirting with gaining a wider audience, Jason Isbell finally broke big on his excellent fourth album, 2013’s Southeastern. While that album was his most intimate affair … Read more

Jason Isbell: Southeastern [Album Review]

Jason Isbell Southeastern Southeastern Records [2013] Fire Note Says: Southeastern shows that Isbell is poised and ready to step into the limelight with the finest record of his career. Album Review: When Jason Isbell left Drive-By Truckers, I expected huge things from him, and he delivered right out of the gate with his first solo … Read more