Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit / James McMurtry at Bomb Factory
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The kids call it “shook.” That’s one way to describe the visceral, primal, full-body reaction I had upon first hearing Jason Isbell as a solo artist. His most recent album grows standard themes of love and self-destruction to include frank takes on race, patriarchy and the fabric of tension in modern American life. It’s an artistic voice you’re unlikely to hear anywhere else in popular music, both in Nashville and beyond.