Tuesday, June 8, 2021
– Jason Isbell is bringing back Shoalsfest, a two-day celebration of music including his band, Lucinda Williams and Drive-By Truckers, in October.
Isbell announced on Monday that Shoalsfest would be held in Florence, Ala. On Oct. 2-3. The 2020 edition, which was slated to be the second edition of the festival, was canceled due to COVID-19.
Both days will feature Isbell and the 400 Unit. Farmer Jason, aka Jason Ringenberg,will also play both shows.
The Saturday line-up includes Williams, R&B singer Candi Staton, Amanda Shires, who is part of the 400 Unit and Isbell's wife, and blues singer Cedric Bunside.
The Sunday show features the Truckers, Centro-Matic, Slobberbone and the Pine Hill Haints. Centro-Matic was a Denton, Texas-based band fronted by Will Johnson that broke up in 2014. Slobberbone also is from Denton, playing Americana music. The band last released an album ("Slippage") in 2002. The Haints are a country/bluegrasss band from Alabama currently on Single Lock Records, the label started by John Paul White.
Tickets go on sale Friday at 11 a.m. eastern.