Music: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit at PNC on Saturday

What better way to start this 4th of July weekend than with some good ol’ Americana tunes. This Saturday, Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit come to PNC Pavilion in support of their new album, The Nashville Sound.

The Nashville native is a QCF favorite. Isbell, formerly of The Drive-By Truckers, rose to fame with his critically acclaimed 2013 album Southeastern and has been on a tear ever since.

In his younger days, Isbell was quite the hell raiser which lead to him being kicked out of DBT. He’s since turned his life around with the support of his wife singer-songwriter Amanda Shires, who also plays fiddle in The 400 Unit.

Isbell who was likely headed for a tragic end, has improved his health by no longer drinking and regular exercise. The rejuvenated singer-songwriter has now carved out a very successful and acclaimed solo career.

He’s also quite the comedian and holds court regularly on Twitter — @JasonIsbell.

Bill Thompson, Enquirer contributor, wrote about Isbell on Tuesday. To read, click here. Opening act on this leg of the tour is the Mountain Goats. Tickets ($39.50) can be purchased from PNC or via his website.

 

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