Bootleg: Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit Live at WorkPlay Theater

jason-isbell-the-400-unitBy now you’ve seen the Jason Isbell Austin City Limits episode which shared a co-billing with Neko Case. If not, watch here.

Let’s journey back to a less edited time when Isbell & The 400 Unit played a CD release show at Birmingham, Alabama’s WorkPlay Theater for their 2009 self-titled album.

As if foreshadowing later troubles that would result in 2013’s Southeastern, Jason and the band tackled what for my money is the best rock and roll song ever recorded: “Sway” by The Rolling Stones. Throw in Tom Petty’s “American Girl” for good measure amidst new songs, tracks from his first solo album and a steady dose of Drive-By Truckers contributions and you have a rambling outing that lasted more than two hours.

Download Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit’s 12 February 2009 set from Birmingham’s WorkPlay Theater below.

Set I
01. Intro
02. Soldiers Get Strange
03. Try
04. Goddamn Lonely Love
05. Grown
06. Cigarettes & Wine
07. Chicago Promenade
08. Street Lights
09. The Magician
10. Seven Mile Island
11. Outfit
12. Manual/Danko

Set II
01. Intro
02. The Blue
03. Sunstroke
04. Never Gonna Change
05. No Choice In The Matter
06. American Girl

01. Crowd / Tuning
02. Brand New Kind Of Actress
03. Sway
04. Decoration Day

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