Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit’s first two albums (the self-titled debut and 2011’s ‘Here We Rest’) will be remastered and reissued this autumn. Collaborator and producer Dave Cobb will oversee the updated versions of the albums. Isbell’s solo debut ‘Sirens of the Ditch’ was repackaged as a deluxe edition last year.
An impressive trio of southern rock and alt-country music stars are joining forces for a tour in September with eight dates across the UK. Having never previously played on a bill together, Jason and the Scorchers, Dan Baird and Homemade Sin, and The Kentucky Headhunters will hit the road for the first time in a … Continue reading “Jason and The Scorchers in triple threat with Dan Baird and The Kentucky Headhunters”
The last time that they played London, some four years ago, it was at The Green Note, so the somewhat austere setting of Hall 2 at Kings Place is a sizeable step up in audience numbers for Pharis and Jason Romero, if something of a step down in cosiness and intimacy. Not that this offered … Continue reading “Pharis and Jason Romero, Kings Place Hall 2, London, 26th April 2019”
Some classic countrypunk for this week’s retro slot, with Jason and The Scorchers live in 85 with a song from their debut album Lost And Found. Have a great weekend everyone.
Way back when I first started running AUK back in the early 2000s, promos of CDs started to trickle through the letterbox – some were great, others were let’s say over-confident, but occasionally something would hit the doormat that just blew me away. London based Jason McNiff’s ‘Nobody’s Son’ was one such record, and one … Continue reading “Songs for the apocalypse: Jason McNiff “I Remember You””
Widespread Panic and Jason Isbell with his 400 Unit headed the bill at Sweetwater 420 Fest which took place in Atlanta last weekend, the festival ending on the highlight of two Southern roots-based bands who played the main stage with back-to-back performances on Sunday. Jason Isbell performed the first of those sets with his band … Continue reading “Jason Isbell jams with Widespread Panic – Watch”
We have a veritable smorgasbord of videos for you today but this one is worth a watch – evolving indie rock outfit Strand of Oaks performed live on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert with a cast of musicians, including Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires. They performed their new single ‘Ruby’ which comes from the … Continue reading “Strands of Oaks perform with Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires – Watch”
“A few years back I had resigned myself to the fact that my days as a recording artist were probably over”: so begin the sleeve notes to Jason Ringenberg’s new album ‘Stand Tall’. And fans of his music were probably expecting this too: his previous solo album, ‘Empire Builders’, was released in 2004. So, what … Continue reading “Jason Ringenberg “Stand Tall” (Courageous Chicken Music, 2019)”
What do you get when you place Americana music legend Jason Ringenberg (who Mojo described as “The Godfather of Americana”) in a grove of Giant Sequoias? You end up with his new record ‘Stand Tall’, the (very) long-awaited follow up to 2004’s ‘Empire Builders’ and his first collection of new songs, outside of his Farmer Jason … Continue reading “Jason Ringenberg announces new album, UK dates”
Rolling Stone Country have got a lovely little piece up today about Josh Ritter’s forthcoming new album which is more political than some of Ritter’s offerings to date, and which features the 400 Unit as his band. It basically sounds awesome. They report: “It’s a rainy November evening in Nashville and Josh Ritter and Jason Isbell … Continue reading “Josh Ritter is back with Jason Isbell produced record”