BY JEFF CLARK
West Alabama Gazette
It’s been about 12 years since Green Hill native Jason Isbell joined the Drive-By Truckers, playing on some of the groups most critically acclaimed albums including “Decoration Day,” “The Dirty South” and “A Blessing and a Curse.” The last days of Isbell’s time with the band are documented in the film “The Secret To A Happy Ending,” directed by Barr Weissman.
But, as they say, “that was then and this is now.” Isbell decided to pursue a solo career, releasing three studio albums and one live album between 2007 and 2011, and he has not looked back. But it was with the release of “Southeastern” that Isbell’s solo career finally began to overshadow his days in the Truckers.
“Southeastern” was released in June 2013 and almost a year later, it is still one of the most talked about and listened to albums of the past year. With rave reviews from USA Today, Rolling Stone, Garden and Gun, NPR and the New York Times Magazine, Isbell set off on a tour that has taken him across the United States and Europe
Isbell will be coming home, sort of, with a Friday night show at The Jupiter in Tuscaloosa. Opening the show will be Isbell’s wife and sometimes bandmate Amanda Shires.
Tickets for the 19+ show are $18 for general admission. Tickets were still available at press time. Doors open at 7 p.m.
For more information, go to https://jupiterbar.com.