Tour dates have been announced for Jason Isbell, who will be out in support of his much anticipated solo album Southeastern, releasing June 11 via Southeastern Records/Thirty Tigers. Festival stops will include, Hangout Festival in Gulf Shores, AL, Bonnaroo in Manchester, TN, Stones Fest in NYC and Newport Folk Festival in Newport, RI. Isbell will be performing with a full band that will include mainstays Derry deBorja (keyboards), Chad Gamble (drums) and Jimbo Hart (bass), along with new guitarist Sadler Vaden.
Southeastern features the most personal songs Isbell has written to date. The 12 tracks emanate self-reflection, repentance and personal growth, while simultaneously making the statement that Jason Isbell has fully arrived as an artist. The striking vocals and compelling lyrics of the haunting opening track “Cover Me Up”, make it immediately apparent that this is coming from some place much deeper. Isbell’s fight for sobriety, life lessons and newfound happiness inspires the music on Southeastern.
Southeastern was recorded in Nashville and produced by Dave Cobb (Jamey Johnson, The Secret Sisters). Special guests include Kim Richey and Amanda Shires, Isbell’s new bride.
Southeastern is the follow up to Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit’s 2011 critically acclaimed release, Here We Rest, which cracked the top 100 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. The album received high praise from NPR, Associated Press,Esquire, GQ, SPIN, USA Today, Blurt, My Old Kentucky Blog and many more. Isbell made two appearances with the 400 Unit on The Late Show with David Lettermanand his song “Alabama Pines” won SONG OF THE YEAR at the 2012 Americana Music Awards & Honors.