Watch Jason Isbell Perform Two Songs from His Forthcoming Album The Nashville Sound

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Jason Isbell  and The 400 Unit performed a pair of tracks from their forthcoming album The Nashville Sound exclusively for a Kansas City, Mo., radio station in preparation for the album’s June release.

Among the songs performed are “Cumberland Gap” and “If We Were Vampires,” two very different tracks that still manage to capture the same amount of raw emotion. “Cumberland Gap” bears similarities to “Hope the High Road,” which was the first track released from the record, while “If We Were Vampires” is a more somber tune.

The former Drive-By Truckers member broke through with his 2013 release Southeastern, which we described as “grounded throughout in brittle acoustics and modest, winning melodies.” Isbell’s next effort—the marvelous Something More Than Free—was equally captivating. We can only assume that his next record will be as carefully crafted as his past ones.

The Nashville Sound is set to release on June 16. You can preorder it here and watch the two live performances above and below. You can also watch Isbell’s Paste session performance below, along with a list of his tour dates.

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit Tour Dates:

June
17 — Asheville, N.C. @ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
18 — Raleigh, N.C. @ North Carolina Museum of Art
19 — Philadelphia, Pa. @ The Fillmore
22 — New York, N.Y. @ Beacon Theatre
23 — New York, N.Y. @ Beacon Theatre
24 — New York, N.Y. @ Beacon Theatre
26 — New Haven, Conn. @ College Street Music Hall
27 — Boston, Mass. @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
29 — Canandaigua, N.Y. @ Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
30 — Colombia, Md. @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

July
01 — Cincinnati, Ohio @ PNC Pavilion
02 — Huber Heights, Ohio @ Rose Music Center at The Heights
05 — Papillion, Neb. @ Sumtur Amphitheater
06 — Rogers, Ark. @ Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion
07 — St. Paul, Minn. @ Palace Theatre
08 — Detroit, Mich. @ Joe Louis Arena
09 — Milwaukee, Wis. @ Summerfest
11 — Sioux Falls, S.D. @ Mary W. Sommervold Hall at the Washington Pavilion
12 — St. Louis, Mo. @ Peabody Opera House
14 — Austin, Texas @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater
15 — Austin, Texas @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater
16 — Austin, Texas @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater
18 — Houston, Texas @ Revention Music Center
19 — Jackson, Miss. @ Thalia Mara Hall
21 — Miami Beach, Fla. @ The Fillmore Miami Beach
22 — St. Augustine, Fla. @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre
23 — Charleston, S.C. @ North Charleston Performing Arts Center

August
20 — Shreveport, La. @ Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium
22 — Tulsa, Okla. @ Cain’s Ballroom
25 — Huntsville, Ala. @ Von Braun Center Concert Hall
27 — Columbus, Ohio @ Ohio Theatre
29 — Toronto, Canada @ Massey hall
30 — Akron, Ohio @ Goodyear Theatre

September
01 — Chicago, Ill. @ Chicago Theatre
02 — Chicago, Ill. @ Chicago Theatre
05 — Moorhead, Minn. @ Bluestem Center for the Arts Amphitheater
07 — Morrison, Colo. @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
08 — Salt Lake City, Utah @ Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre
09 — Missoula, Mont. @ Wilma Theater
11 — Portland, Ore. @ Keller Auditorium
12 — Seattle, Wash. @ Paramount Theatre
15 — Jacksonville, Ore. @ Britt Pavilion
16 — Oakland, Calif. @ Fox Theater
17 — Los Angeles, Calif. @ Orpheum Theatre
19 — Phoenix, Ariz. @ The Van Buren
20 — Tucson, Ariz. @ The Rialto Theatre
23 — Dallas, Texas @ The Bomb Factory
24 — Oklahoma City, Okla. @ The Criterion 
26 — Baton Rouge La. @ River Center Performing Arts
27 — Mobile, Ala. @ Saenger Theatre
29 — Charlotte, N.C. @ Ovens Auditorium
30 — Charlotte, N.C. @ Ovens Auditorium

October
10 — Nashville, Tenn. @ Ryman Auditorium
11 — Nashville, Tenn. @ Ryman Auditorium
13 — Nashville, Tenn. @ Ryman Auditorium
14 — Nashville, Tenn. @ Ryman Auditorium
15 — Nashville, Tenn. @ Ryman Auditorium
25 — Manchester, England @ Albert Hall
26 — Glasgow, Scotland @ 02 ABC Glasgow
27 — Dublin, Ireland @ Olympia Theatre
29 — Brighton, England @ Brighton Dome
30 — London, England @ Roundhouse
31 — Birmingham, England @ Symphony Hall

November
02 — Paris, France @ Le Café de la Danse
03 — Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique
04 — De Oosterpoort, Netherlands @ Take Root Festival
06 — Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
07 — Hamburg, Germany @ Uebel & Gefahrlich
08 — Berlin, Germany @ Columbia Theater
10 — Oslo, Norway @ Sentrum Scene
11 — Oslo, Norway @ Sentrum Scene
12 — Stockholm, Sweden @ Munchenbryggeriet
14 — Copenhagen, Denmark @ Dr Koncerthuset

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