Every opening act hopes to be able to capture a few new fans with their short set, and I'm pretty sure Jason Isbell succeeded in that aim. Personally, its been his songs, rather than Ryan Adams', that have been in my head the last few days. Before he was announced as support for the tour I had heard of Jason Isbell, but never actually heard him. Now I'm hanging out for his latest release to arrive in the post.
To the show - as you would expect the place was only about a third full when Isbell came on stage, but those that were there were treated to a great set mixing songs from his new album Here We Rest, with Drive-By Truckers songs, and throwing in a Richard Thompson cover.
Recording wise this came out very well, the only downside is that you can occassionally here some talking as people find their seats (particularly during Go It Alone).
Tour of Duty
Go It Alone
Goddamn Lonely Love
Keep Your Distance