Jason Isbell rising from the ashes to a new success
If you have been following Americana singer Jason Isbell and his whirlwind career, you will not want to miss his new shows that bring the Alabama artist back to the forefront of the music scene. To buy your Jason Isbell tickets, use StubHub and ensure a seat for his performance.
Jason Isbell: A troubled story
Jason Isbell’s life story and his later success can easily pass for a poster ad for hard work, failure and how to rise again. Originally from Alabama, this American singer-songwriter and guitarist comes from a Southern middle class family where playing music – and a great variety of it – was the norm. It is no surprise, then, that Isbell started playing in a garage band at the age of 14 and has never stopped since, going on to produce a dozen albums, both as a solo singer and as part of the rock band Drive-By Truckers from which he split in 2007. After some troubled time in his 20s, Jason Isbell recovered and is now back on the international music scene, speaking his mind about growing old, failing and living in 2018 America with its inequalities and problems. Weighty, important themes perhaps but definitely something the general public and the critics approve of, judging by not only the singer’s rising popularity with his fans but also by the 2018 Grammy Awards he won for Best American Album ("The Nashville Sound") and for Best American Roots Song ("If We Were Vampires"). Whether you are new to this artist’s work or are a loyal fan, his show is something you don’t want to miss. Jason Isbell tickets can be easily bought and sold through StubHub, so make sure you grab yours before they are gone.
When Southern rock comes to town
Jason Isbell has never made a secret of his Southern, small-town roots – in fact, he has flaunted them on more than one occasion, stating that his roots are what made him the singer he is. He stated that his music could not thrive if it hadn’t been influenced by the soul and soul-influenced country and rock’n’roll music that was typical in 1960s Alabama (he also cites Neil Young as an inspiration). And he definitely appears to be right, seeing the general consensus to his work as a solo artist as well as his collaboration with The 400 Unit (other members include Sadler Vaden, Jimbo Hart, Derry DeBorja, Chad Gamble, and Amanda Shires). Indeed, Isbell’s songs mix warm crooning, an upbeat tempo and weighty themes, designed to make the public stop and reflect. Perfect examples for such songs are "White Man’s World" where he talks about racism, or Grammy-winning "If We Were Vampires" which ponders about the inevitability of death and how it is exactly this inevitability that makes love so important. This should definitely be enough to whet your appetite, so buy your Jason Isbell tickets on StubHub now.