Live Concert Photos: Jason Isbell


We were thrilled to bring the artist behind one of last years’ most acclaimed albums (Southeastern) to Madison’s Barrymore Theater last week for a sold out show.  Check out Chris Lotten‘s stunning shots from Jason Isbell‘s performance after the jump.

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Jason Isbell At The Barrymore: Sold Out



Thanks to everyone who bought a ticket to tonight’s Jason Isbell show at the Barrymore Theatre, we now officially have not one, not two, but three sold out shows this week!

In addition to saying thanks, we want to remind our readers that four brand spankin’ new shows go on sale this morning (Friday, February 7).  Pick up tickets to King BuzzoGranger SmithTemples, and EMA over on our Music Calendar after 10:00 am.

Going, Going, (almost) Gone: Jason Isbell Tickets Nearly Sold Out



Fair warning, Jason Isbell fans:  tickets for his Friday night show at the Barrymore Theatre are dangerously close to selling out.  If you want to see the man behind Southeastern, the album that Mojo calls a “[fusion] of gothic Memphis blues and Nashville tenderness,” click here to grab your tickets before they’re all gone!

Jason Isbell Reaches Austin City Limits



Jason Isbell recently paid a visit to the Austin City Limits stage to perform songs from his much-adored Southeastern album.    PopMatters, for instance, remarked, “[The album is] a poignant, reflective, and very often frank portrayal of humanity’s dual impulses authored by someone who has lived several chapters, yet knows the story is constantly being rewritten.

Click here to watch his arresting ACL set (along with songwriting royalty, Neko Case)!

Don’t miss Jason when he rolls into Madison for his February 7 performance at The Barrymore.

Jason Isbell’s Southeastern A Fresh Air Favorite


Just when we thought Jason Isbell’s Southeastern couldn’t possibly receive any more glowing words of praise in the press, we caught wind that Ken Tucker of NPR’s Fresh Air named the album his top pick of 2013!

He remarked that the album “cohered as a statement about love, regret, loneliness and joy, and also about what it’s like to make vernacular music concerning these themes. It was self-conscious without being self-absorbed.”

Catch Jason live in Madison on February 7 at his Barrymore Theater performance.

Jason Isbell’s Southeastern Lands At #1



Jason Isbell will be treating Madison fans to a live performance at the Barrymore on February 7 (tickets here), but music  critics have been treating him to some pretty impressive accolades as he gears up to head to town.

Jason’s latest album, Southeastern, has recently been named #1 on American Songwriter’s list of the 50 Top Albums of 2013!  (Also on the list?  The very talented Patty Griffin, who’s American Kid came in at #2.  She’ll be at the High Noon Saloon on January 29.)

They call the record “a breathtaking document of lyrical honesty and achingly gorgeous melodies.”   Take a listen for yourself below and tell us what you think in the comments section.


Free MP3 Download From Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (concert in Madison 11.21.09)

Jason Isbell

Yup, just like the title says…

Check out this tune from Jason, and then click here to grab tickets to his show next Saturday with Juniper Tar at The High Noon Saloon.

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – “Seven Mile Island”