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Whistle Pig Vail adds Grammy-winner Jason Isbell

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May 13, 2019, 7:00 pm
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit (photo by Danny Clinch).

OK, we can do country – especially if it’s Grammy Award-winning country. Whistle Pig Vail on Monday added yet another show for its summer season at Vail’s Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater — Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit on Wednesday, Sept. 18.

Also featuring singer-songwriter Amanda Shires, the September Whistle Pig Vail show will be a distinct departure from the previously announced Whistle Pig Vail August shows – featuring the likes of the Trey Anastasio Band Aug. 12-13, Steve Miller Band and Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives on Aug. 14 and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats on Aug. 19.

Go to WWW.WHISTLEPIGVAIL.COM  or call (970) 845-8497 to buy tickets to any and all of the Whistle Pig Vail shows.

Here’s an excerpt from a bio and article on the latest album from Jason Isbell, who won the 2018 Grammy for Best Americana Album:

Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit’s new album, The Nashville Sound, is a beautiful piece of American music-making, but watch yourself: it will light a fire under your ass. “You’re still breathing, it’s not too late,” Jason sings.

This album is a call, and the songs on it send sparks flying into a culture that’s already running so hot the needle on the temperature gauge is bouncing erratically in the red. And while it’s understandable that, in this moment, some people want their radio to help them drift away, this finely calibrated set of ten songs is aimed right between the clear eyes of people who prefer to stay present and awake.

It’s a call to those who won’t cower no matter how erratically the world turns, and who aren’t afraid of what looks back when they look in the mirror. Bruce Springsteen did that. Neil Young did that. Jason Isbell does that.

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