Jason Isbell was in St. Louis a few weeks back and I was hoping to go to the show. I told a lot of my friends about the show hoping to gain some interest. Unfortunately, everyone I mentioned the show to had never heard of Isbell, only gaining some sense of familiarity if I told them he used to be in the Drive-By Truckers. It was on the basis of this unfamiliarity that I thought it unnecessary to buy tickets before the show, which proved to be a huge mistake. I showed up a half hour before the opener was supposed to go on, finding the show to be completely sold out. Disappointing, but lesson learned. People do know who Jason Isbell is and my faith is now restored that one of the great country/southern rock voices out there is not going completely ignored.
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