Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit Live From Alabama

Lightning Rod Records

Former Drive-By Trucker, my ass.

I mean, sure: to put things in proper context, Jason Isbell was a Trucker from 2001 to 2007 – and played some great music during that period. But we’re creeping up on almost as many post-DBT years under Isbell’s belt as he spent in the Truckers. The man’s continued to grow as a songwriter and musician – and put together a killer band of his own in the process, The 400 Unit. Their latest release is Live From Alabama, a baker’s dozen of cuts put to tape on a couple of hot August nights earlier this year. And whether it’s a tune from Isbell’s solo catalog, one of the ones penned back when he was with the Truckers, or a cover of a favorite by someone else, this band is creating music that belongs to them – lock, stock, and barrel.

God bless the Drive-By Truckers – may they roll on for a long, long time to come – but it truly is time that the world forgot about that “former” thing: Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit are happening right now.

Read on … Jambands.com

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