Concert Review: Jason Isbell, Seattle, September 10, 2013
The legends of music weren’t always that. Paul McCartney used to play small clubs rather than Qwest field. Could you imagine seeing Paul McCartney at the Cavern Club. Fortunately, you can!
Not Paul McCartney, but the next wave of music legends. They are playing at small clubs all around the country.
Jason Isbell played Neumo’s in Seattle last night. He played an outstanding set with his talented band the 400 Unit, including his wife, Amanda Shires.
Nuemos was hot, sweaty and packed. Amanda Shires opened. She played some nice tunes alternating between her fiddle and ukulele while being backed by an upright bass.
But the main event was Mr. Isbell. He wasted no time, opening up with a loud electric tune “Flying Over Water.” This is a new tune from his latest release Southeastern, but it sounded more powerful live than on the recording. He has a crack band who know when to back-off or play loud. Sandler Vaden (Drivin’ N Cryin’, Leslie) a young guitarist from South Carolina added tasty slide and electric licks.