Jason Isbell Announces New Album ‘Something More Than Free,’ Tour

Jason Isbell Announces New Album Something More Than Free

Jason Isbell has officially announced the follow-up to 2013’s breakthrough “Southeastern.” “Something More Than Free,” will release July 17 via Southeastern Records. The record was recorded at the Sound Emporium in Nashville, TN and produced by Dave Cobb, who also produced ‘Southeastern.’

‘Something More Than Free’ features 11 tracks of what the press release calls his “most sonically diverse album to date.” The release also details some tracks – “If It Takes A Lifetime” having a “classic country tone.” “24 Frames” (see video below) has an “easy, Laurel Canyon vibe.” “Flagship” is described as “wistful folk balladry” and “Palmetto Rose” has a “bluesy Southern rock timbre .”

Isbell took to twitter on March 14th to declare that “I think these songs are better than the Southeastern batch.”

Sounds pretty great, yes? I for one can’t wait for June to come.

Isbell and his 400 Unit are currently on the road with old and new songs in towa and featuring some fantastic opening acts. The tour ends with a four-night stand at the Mother Church of Country Music, The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, October 23-26. Isbell visits Texas , but both shows are in Austin – June 20th at a sold-out Texas Union Ballroom show and on July 4 where he plays Willie Nelson’s talent-packed 4th of July Picnic.

tour dates below.

April16 – Chattanooga, TN – Track 29 ^^
April 17 – Charlotte, NC – Tuckfest at U.S. National Whitewater Center
April 18 – Greenville, SC – Horizon Records (Record Store Day 2015 In-Store)
April 18 – Columbia, SC- Music Farm Columbia ^^
May 2­ – Meridian, MS – Jimmie Rodgers Music Festival
May 8 – Richmond, VA – Friday Cheers at Brown’s Island
May 9 – Maryville, TN – The Shed #
May 12 – Jacksonville, FL – Florida Theatre **
May 13 – Clearwater, FL – Capitol Theatre **
May 15 – Orlando, FL – The Plaza Theatre **
May 16 – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Boots Festival
May 17 – Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre **
May 19 – Westbury, NY – The Space at Westbury **
May 20 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre **
May 22 – Albany, NY – Hart Theatre @ The Egg **
May 23 – Cumberland, MD – Del Fest
May 24 – Boston, MA – Boston Calling
May 26 – Rochester, NY – Water Street Music Hall **
May 27 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues **
May 28 – Bristol, TN – Paramount Center for the Arts **
June 4 – Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion %
June 5 – Dayton, OH – Rose Music Center at the Heights %
June 6 – Black Mountain, NC – Pisgah Brewing Co. Outdoor Stage°°
June 20 – Austin, TX – Texas Union Ballroom – SOLD OUT
July 4 – Austin, TX – Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic
July 9-12 – Winnipeg, Canada – Winnipeg Folk Festival
July 26 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion ✚
July 31 – Fort Smith, AR – Peacemaker Music & Arts Festival
August 14-16 – Lyons, CO – Folks Festival
October 23-26 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
** = Craig Finn opening
^^ = Strand of Oaks opening
# = Anderson East opening
°° = Amanda Shires opening
% = With Amanda Shires, opening for Dwight Yoakam
✚ = Opening for My Morning Jacket
Ryman Auditorium Special Guests:
October 23: Amanda Shires
October 24: Parker Millsap
October 25: Hurray for the Riff Raff
October 26: Chris Stapleton

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