I’ve already said a bit about Jason Isbell when posting his set opening for Ryan Adams, so I won’t add a lot here. Suffice to say that having heard a full set and an opening one I’m now a fan.
I think its fair to say that a few people at this show were hoping for a surprise Ryan Adams appearance (it didn’t happen), and got quite excited when he mentioned that he would be bringing a friend out after the next song. In the end the friend was Amanda Shires who played violin for the remainder of the set.
The set itself mixed Drive-By Truckers songs, with material from throughout his career. Tossing in a couple of covers, and giving Amanda Shires a chance to play a song added up to a long and very satisfying show.
The sound for this is pretty good. Northcote Social Club is a small venue (which I like) but it does tend to mean people feel free to talk a lot. This becomes more noticeable as the first set goes on, but for whatever reason the crowd seemed to thin out a bit for the second set, and the talking abated somewhat.
Go It Alone
Tour of Duty
Save it for Sunday
Never Gonna Change
Rebels [Tom Petty cover]
Goddamn Lonely Love
Cigarettes & Wine
Play a Train Song [Todd Snider cover]
In a Razor Town
Swimmer [Amanda Shires]
Set 1: http://www.mediafire.com/?4siu437np8n7i
Set 2: http://www.mediafire.com/?gf1x1uokc5ksv