Summer Nights With Jason Isbell

Jason Isbell has extended his summer schedule with new dates in July and August as fans look forward to the release of his upcoming album.

Marking his fifth full-length effort, Something More Than Free is due out July 17 via Southeastern Records. Rolling Stone calls the LP “Americana’s most anticipated album of the year.”

Photo: John Davisson
MagnoliaFest, Spirit Of The Suwannee Music Park, Live Oak, Fla.

Isbell compared the new release with his most recent LP, the critically-acclaimed Southeastern, during a conversation earlier this year with Rolling Stone. Isbell recorded the 2013 album after going to rehab for drinking.

“I’m a happier person than I was three years back,” he told RS. “I was in a very selfish place back then, which is where you have to be to make any kind of big, personal change. I was nice that Southeastern took off the way it did because it made a lot of things in my life a lot easier, but this one’s not nearly as depressing. It’s bit more celebratory. There’s not as heavy a body count.”

Pre-orders of Something More Than Free iTunes come up with an instant download of the track “24 Frames,” which Isbell debuted over the weekend.   

NPR’s Elena See is a big fan of the song. She says, “Isbell’s songwriting seems more deliberate than ever: It’s clear he took his time and crafted ‘24 Frames’ with a tremendous amount of care. There’s not an errant word or punctuation mark to be found.”

“24 Frames” was included on NPR’s “Songs We Love” segment. Check it out for yourself below.  

Here is Isbell’s schedule:

May 7 – Raleigh, N.C., Walnut Creek Amphitheatre (Zac Brown Band)    
May 8 – Richmond, Va., Brown’s Island     
May 9 – Maryville, Tenn., The Shed
May 12 – Jacksonville, Fla., Florida Theatre
May 13 – Clearwater, Fla., Capitol Theatre   
May 15 – Orlando, Fla., Plaza Live Orlando
May 16 – Kennesaw, Ga., KSU Sports And Entertainment Park (Shaky Boots Music Festival)    
May 17 – Wilmington, N.C., Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre           
May 19 – Westbury, N.Y., The Space At Westbury
May 20 – Port Chester, N.Y., The Capitol Theatre   
May 22 – Albany, N.Y., Hart Theatre @ The Egg    
May 23 – Cumberland, Md., Allegany County Fairgrounds (Delfest)         
May 24 – Boston, Mass., City Hall Plaza (Boston Calling)  
May 26 – Rochester, N.Y., Water Street Music Hall
May 27 – Cleveland, Ohio, House Of Blues
May 28 – Bristol, Tenn., Paramount Center For The Arts     
June 4 – Cincinnati, Ohio, PNC Pavilion At Riverbend (Dwight Yoakam)
June 5 – Huber Heights, Ohio, Rose Music Center At The Heights
June 6 – Salamanca, N.Y., Event Center At Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel
June 18 – Austin, Texas, Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater    
June 20 – Austin, Texas, Texas Union Ballroom       
June 27 – Aurora, Ill., Two Brothers Brewing Co.    
July 3 – Livingston, Miss., Livingston Live Festival Grounds (Livingston Live)
July 4 – Austin, Texas, Austin360 Amphitheater (Willie Nelson’s Fourth Of July Picnic) 
July 6 – Tulsa, Okla., Cain’s Ballroom          
July 7 – Iowa City, Iowa, The Englert Theatre         
July 8 – Sioux Falls, S.D., Orpheum Theater Center
July 10 – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Birds Hill Park (Winnipeg Folk Festival)   
July 11 – Minneapolis, Minn., Basilica St. Mary (Basilica Block Party)       
July 12 – Lafayette, Ind., Lafayette Theater
July 24 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Prospect Park Bandshell (Celebrate Brooklyn! Perf. Arts Fest)
July 26 – Columbia, Md., Merriweather Post Pavilion (appearing with My Morning Jacket)          
July 28 – Stroudsburg, Pa., Sherman Theater            
July 29 – Philadelphia, Pa., Skyline Stage @ Mann Center For Performing Arts    
July 31 – Fort Smith, Ark., River Front Amphitheater (Peacemaker Festival)         
Aug. 2 – Wichita, Kan., Orpheum Theatre    
Aug. 4 – Boise, Idaho, Velma V. Morrison Center For The Performing Arts         
Aug. 5 – Missoula, Mont., Dennison Theatre
Aug. 7 – Seattle, Wash., Moore Theatre        
Aug. 8 – Portland, Ore., Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Aug. 9 – Reno, Nev., Grand Sierra Resort Theatre   
Aug. 11 – Oakland, Calif., Fox Theater        
Aug. 12 – Los Angeles, Calif., The Wiltern  
Aug. 14 – Salt Lake City, Utah, The State Room     
Aug. 15 – Lyons, Colo., Planet Bluegrass Ranch (Rocky Mountain Folks Fest)      
Oct. 23 – Nashville, Tenn., Ryman Auditorium        
Oct. 24 – Nashville, Tenn., Ryman Auditorium        
Oct. 25 – Nashville, Tenn., Ryman Auditorium        
Oct. 26 – Nashville, Tenn., Ryman Auditorium

A presale for the new dates began today. Tickets go on sale to the general public May 8. Visit for more information.