Two years after their appearance at SMF’s Trustees’ Garden Festival Finale, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit return to SMF. In the years since the release of Isbell’s breakthrough album, Southeastern (2013), which chronicled struggles with addiction and personal relationships, Isbell has emerged as one of our most celebrated troubadours. Born in Green Hill, Alabama, Isbell learned from his grandfather and uncle how to play a variety of instruments. As a teenager, he played at the Grand Ole Opry in a band with songwriter Chris Tompkins, and has gone on to win four Grammy Awards.
“…arguably the finest songwriter putting pen to paper these days.”