Jason Isbell’s New Album “Southeastern” Debuts at #23 on Billboard Top 200 – Performing at Whispering Beard Folk Festival in August

Jason Isbell
Jason Isbell

Photo by Erika Goldring

Whispering Beard Folk Festival
August 23-25 ,2013
Friendship, IN

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Jason Isbell’s new album, Southeastern reached the artist’s highest ever debut on the Billboard Top 200 chart at #23, selling over 17,500 units. The album debuted at #8 at rock, #5 indie and #13 at digital. These numbers represent something special for Isbell and his small indie label Southeastern Records/Thirty Tigers. Combined with the overwhelming support from the press upon its June 11 release, Southeastern marks a true milestone for Isbell as an artist. He opens himself up to the world in a very personal and courageous way that only a solo album could embody. The songs reflect his fears, failures, regrets, triumphs and, above all, growth, as a result of being sober for well over a year now. Isbell does this with such honesty, beauty and grace that it has, and continues to, resonate with so many people.

Isbell was recently the subject of features in The New York Times Magazine, Wall Street Journal, NPR’s All Things Considered, Billboard, Huffington Post, Garden & GunPopmatters, as well as the cover of Paste. Thus far, Southeastern has garnered great reviews from a wide range of outlets, including NPR’s Fresh Air, SPIN, USA Today, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, American Songwriter and many more. Isbell will be performing with his band, The 400 Unit, on The Late Show with David Letterman on July 23with appearances scheduled on Conan and Austin City Limits as well.

Jason Isbell – Tour Dates
June 19 – St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway
June 20  – Kansas City, MO – Crossroads
June 22 – Monterey, CA – Monterey Americana Music Fest
June 23 – Salt Lake City, UT – Utah Arts Festival
June 25 – Akron, OH – Musica
June 26 – Columbus, OH – Skully’s
June 27 – Ann Arbor, MI – The Ark
June 28 – Pittsburgh, PA – WYEP Summer Music Festival
June 30 – Charleston, WV – Culture Center Theater
July 1 – Alexandria, VA – The Birchmere SOLD OUT
July 2 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theater
July 3 – Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theater
July 5 – Charleston, SC – Pour House
July 6 – Chattanooga, TN – Track 29
July 20 – Maryville, TN – The Shed
July 26 – Floyd, VA – Floydfest
July 27 – Newport, RI – Newport Folk Festival
July 29 – Cambridge, MA –The Sinclair
July 30 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
August 1 – Buffalo, NY – The Waiting Room
August 2 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
August 4 – Hartford, CT – Arch Street Tavern
August 6 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
August 7 – Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live
August 9 – Wilkes-Barre, PA – Kirby Center
August 10 – New York, NY – Lincoln Center Out of Doors
August 17 – Nashville, TN  – Ryman Auditorium Tickets on sale Friday at 10 am.
August 23 – Friendship, IN – Whispering Beard Folk Festival
August 24 – Birmingham, AL – Revival Festival
September 7 – Big Sky, MT – Music In The Mountains
September 14 – Santa Barbara, CA – Sings Like Hell at Marjorie Luke Theatre
November 1-5  – Miami, FL to Great Stirrup Cat, Bahamas – Rombello Cruise
Ticket information is available at: www.jasonisbell.com