Jason Isbell Hits Grand Slam with Here We Rest

“The album of (The First 1/3 Of) The Year”
– GQ
“…Isbell and band have managed to whittle together one of the year’s most heartfelt, intelligent and downright enjoyable records.”  
                                                                  – My Old Kentucky Blog
Nashville, TN – Here We Rest, the new album from Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit (released April 12 on Lightning Rod Records) has resonated with the press as it continues to receive accolades from a wide range of outlets, from NPR to Esquire to USA Today.
Here We Rest nearly doubled the first-week sales of the band’s previous release and reached the highest debut chart position in Isbell’s career by cracking the top100 on the Billboard Current Albums Chart at #72, bypassing the coveted “Heat Seekers” chart.  The album also debuted at #15 on the Independent Chart, #24 at Rock and #18 at Indie/Small Chain Core. At Amazon,the album hit #17 on the MP3 Album chart and #18 on the Streetpulse Independent Retail Chart. This also marks the highest chart debut for Lightning Rod Records and Thirty Tigers/RED, who distributes the record.
Read what’s being said about Here We Rest:
“[Isbell] cranks things up a gear with this terrific collection of Muscle Shoals recorded country-rock” A-               – Entertainment Weekly
“Isbell’s third solo album is earthy and unpretentiously eclectic – bluesy shuffles, gospel tinges…” 8 out of 10           – SPIN
“One his third album, Jason Isbell reaches for, and achieves, a stunning artistic peak…Believe in him”                        – Blurt Magazine
“…so prodigiously talented, with a singular ability to write thought-provoking, literate lyrics and deliver them in a direct, clear tenor…” Four Stars  – American Songwriter
“There’s a remarkable indie renaissance going on around Muscle Shoals, Ala., and Jason Isbell is right at the heart of it.”             – Associated Press
“…Jason Isbell has helped revive the gritty country and soul-tinged rock that emerged from Muscle Shoals, Alabama in the sixties and seventies.”   – Details
Known for their engaging live shows, Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit are currently on tour in support of Here We Rest, with upcoming sold out shows in Boston and NYC. Dates listed below.

Both Here We Rest & Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit are on sale via  Amazon’s “Seed Your Cloud” for $3.99 http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000669721
For more information about Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, please contact
Jim Flammia at All Eyes Media (615) 227-2770, jim@alleyesmedia.com
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – TOUR DATES
        Venue                City/State
April 20 – Jefferson Theater – Charlottesville, VA
April 21 – World Café Live – Philadelphia, PA
April 22 – The Bowery Ballroom -NYC – SOLD OUT
April 23 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA – SOLD OUT
May 12 – Dead Dog Saloon – Murrells Inlet, SC
May 13 – The Windjammer – Isle of Palms, SC
May 14 – Soapbox Laundro Lounge – Wilmington, NC
May 15 – Blind Tiger – Greensboro, NC
May 17 – Mr. Smalls – Pittsburgh, PA
May 19 – Abbey Bar at Appalachian  Brewing Co. – Harrisburg, PA
May 20 – Rock n Roll Hotel – Washington, DC
May 21 – The Haunt – Ithaca, NY
May 22 – Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ON
May 24 – Southgate House – Cincinnati, OH
May 25 – Castle Theater – Bloomington, IN
May 26 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
May 27 – High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI
May 28 – Turf Club – St. Paul, MN
May 30 – Showboat Saloon – Wisconsin Dells, WI
May 31 – The Old Rock House – St. Louis, MO
June 2 – KXT Series Barefoot – Dallas, TX
June 3 – Sam’s Burger Joint – San Antonio, TX
June 4 – The Parish – Austin, TX
June 5 – Free Press Summerfest – Houston, TX
June 7 – The Blue Light – Lubbock, TX
June 9 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
June 10 – State Room – Salt Lake City, UT
June 13 – The Biltmore – Vancouver, BC
June 14 – Tractor Tavern – Seattle, WA
June 15 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
June 17 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
Jun-18 – Audie’s Olympic Tavern – Fresno, CA   
June 19 – The Troubadour – Los Angeles
June 20 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA
June 24 – The Hi-Tone – Memphis, TN
Jun-26 – Athfest – Athens, GA
July 14 – Down of Main Summer Concert – Tupelo, MS
July 16 – Colonial Downs – Richmond, VA
*April 20 – 23, co-headline with Hayes Carll
*May 12 – 20, Maria Taylor supports 

Updated 04-20-2011

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