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Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit rest

Thursday, January 13, 2011 – "Here We Rest," the new album from Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, is set for an April 12th release on Lightning Rod Records. This is the second album from Isbell and, and Isbell's third overall.

An Alabama native, rootsy artist Isbell comes from a tradition of Southern music, including his stint with Drive-By Truckers. His current unit consists of keyboardist Derry deBorja, guitarist Browan Lollar, drummer Chad Gamble and bassist Jimbo Hart.

Here We Rest was produced by Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit and recorded at the Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, Ala. and at The NuttHouse in Sheffield, Ala. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit will be previewing "Here We Rest" during South By Southwest in Austin on March 17. A full tour will follow the April release.

Songs on the CD are:
1. Alabama Pines
2. Go It Alone
3. We've Met
4. Codeine
5. Stopping By
6. Daisy Mae
7. The Ballad Of Nobeard
8. Never Could Believe
9. Heart On A String
10. Save It For Sunday
11. Tour Of Duty

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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
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