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Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit image courtesy of Artpark & Company and Live Nation
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit image courtesy of Artpark & Company and Live Nation

Artpark to welcome Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit with special guest S.G. Goodman


Tue, Feb 21st 2023 02:35 pm

Tickets for Aug. 5 show on sale Friday, Feb. 24

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit and special guest S.G. Goodman will perform on the Artpark Mainstage Theater at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5. This concert is presented by Live Nation.

Since the release of 2013’s “Southeastern,” Isbell has established himself as one of the most respected and celebrated songwriters of his generation. He comes to the Artpark Mainstage Theater with the 400 Unit in support of their latest album, “Georgia Blue” (2021), for an evening of Grammy Award-winning hits and the blended sounds of Americana and Alabama roots. Singer/songwriter S.G. Goodman kicks off the evening.

Indoor reserved seats go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24, online at ticketmaster.com; or in person at the Artpark box office (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.), 450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston. General admission pit (standing) tickets start at $99.50, while reserved seats start at $45. Prices include a facility fee. Additional fees apply for online orders. Visit artpark.net for more information.

More About Jason Isbell

Grammy Award-winners Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit announced the upcoming release of their eighth album, “Weathervanes,” out June 9 via Southeastern Records/Thirty Tigers. Written and produced by Isbell, “Weathervanes” features 13 brand-new tracks. “Death Wish,” the debut release from the collection, is available now. Stream it here.

A press release noted, “ ‘Weathervanes’ is a collection of grown-up songs: Songs about adult love, about change, about the danger of nostalgia and the interrogation of myths, about cruelty and regret and redemption. Some will make you cry alone in your car and others will make you sing along with thousands of strangers in a big summer pavilion, united in the great miracle of being alive. Isbell is a storyteller at the peak of his craft, observing his fellow wanderers, looking inside and trying to understand, reducing a universe to four minutes.”

Isbell said, “There is something about boundaries on this record. As you mature, you still attempt to keep the ability to love somebody fully and completely while you’re growing into an adult and learning how to love yourself.”

The press release continued, “ ‘Death Wish’ is about being in love with someone suffering from depression, with a powerful universal undercurrent about the fragility of life and the power and limits of love. That grown-up kind of love. Musically the track is beautiful and fascinating. Now it feels complicated and intricate, yet never fragile, like the subject of the song itself. As the first track it announces that Isbell is an artist growing, exploring new musical frontiers. The Sylvia Massy-added strings make it bold and ambitious, with the cinematic tone of a Bond theme.

Presave “Weathervanes” here.

“Weathervanes” was recorded at Nashville’s Blackbird Studio and features Isbell’s Grammy-winning band, the 400 Unit: Derry deBorja (acoustic piano, electric piano, organ, accordion, synthesizers, Therevox, TackPiano, background vocals), Chad Gamble (drums, percussion, congas), Jimbo Hart (electric bass, bass), and Sadler Vaden (electric guitar, acoustic guitar, electric 12 string, acoustic 12 string, background vocals). Special guests include Grammy-winner Amanda Shires (fiddle, background vocals) and acclaimed harmonicist Mickey Raphael (harmonica on “Strawberry Woman”), with background vocals on “If You Insist“ by renowned producer and engineer Sylvia Massy and Ian Rickard, and strings on “Death Wish” by Morgan O’Shaughnessey.

For more, visit http://www.jasonisbell.com/.

This event joins a growing list of confirmed performances at Artpark this season including: The Avett Brothers (May 21); Mt. Joy (May 25); Noah Kahan (May 26); Rainbow Kitten Surprise (June 7); Buddy Guy (June 10); Young The Giant with Milky Chance (June 13); Ben Folds (June 16); Michael Franti & Spearhead (June 21); The Australian Pink Floyd Show (June 28); Tori Amos (July 8); Barenaked Ladies (July 11); “RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles” (July 16) and Parker McCollum (Aug. 17).

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