Jason Isbell came through town Saturday night (2.27.16) with a sold out show at the House of Blues Boston.
Isbell and his band, The 400 Unit, brought the full-house a truly awesome two-hour set. Isbell is a phenomenal songwriter, and the manner in which he brings his songs to life on stage is breathtaking. He has complete control over every song he plays, and is therefore able to squeeze every bit of emotion from each line and every note.
While the entire set could be seen one big highlight, the real standouts of the night were heartbreaking Dress Blues and the one two punch of the opening tracks from Isbell’s last two albums, Cover Me Up (from 2013’s Southeastern) and If It Takes a Lifetime (off of last year’s Grammy-winning Something More Than Free).
Isbell’s last two area performances (at last May’s Boston Calling and July’s Newport Folk Festival) left me wanting more. This time out, however, he delivered all the ‘more,’ plus a whole lot more.
Shovels & Rope – a husband and wife duo from South Carolina – opened the show with a powerfully passionate set.
Enjoy the Slideshow above, then head over to Flickr to check out more photos from the show (Jason Isbell; Shovels & Rope).
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