Tickets on sale Friday, Oct. 13
The University at Buffalo Center for the Arts welcomes Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit with special guest James McMurtry at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. Tickets go on sale Friday, Oct. 13 (online at 11 a.m., box office at noon).
The Associated Press said Isbell is "arguably the finest songwriter putting pen to paper these days."
The two-time Grammy Award winner and his band, The 400 Unit, have announced 2018 tour dates bringing them through the Midwest and Eastern U.S. in January and February. Their new album, "The Nashville Sound" (Southeastern Records), was released in June and debuted at No. 1 on the rock, folk, country and independent charts, while reaching No. 4 overall on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart. The independently released album has gone on to sell over 110,000 copies and was recently nominated for the Country Music Association's Album of the Year.
The album is the follow-up to 2015's critically acclaimed "Something More Than Free," which won Grammys for "Best Americana Album" and "Best American Roots Song" ("24 Frames").
This week, the band begins a six-night run of sold-out shows at Nashville's legendary Ryman Auditorium.
The 400 Unit features Isbell (guitar) Derry deBorja (keyboards), Chad Gamble (drums), Jimbo Hart (bass), Amanda Shires (fiddle) and Sadler Vaden (guitar).
Tickets are available at the UB Center for the Arts box office (noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday) and online at www.ticketfly.com
. To charge tickets, call 877-987-6487. For more information, call 716-645-2787 or visit www.ubcfa.org