Jason Isbell at Wakarusa 2009, Photo by Jim Bricker
In a press release sent out today, we found out a nice little unannounced addition to the 2011 Free Press Summerfest
. Former Drive-By Truckers member and current solo artist Jason Isbell
will bring his band 400 Unit to the main stage at the third year, Houston home-grown festival. Besides an intense full month of shows throughout pretty much the entirety of the United States and Canada, Isbell will also be all over next week’s SXSW
music conference, playing both solo and with 400 unit. He should also be seen as an auxiliary member of one of my most anticipated SXSW acts, Middle Brother
, as he did on their eponymous debut album. If you haven’t heard of Middle Brother yet, I highly suggest checking them out – It’s the mixing and matching of the songwriting talents in Matt Vasquez of Delta Spirit, Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes and John McCauley of Deer Tick. Really solid stuff.
Read on for a whole list of Jason Isbell’s tour dates, including all of his SXSW stops.