Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit at UPMC Events Center (Tues., 12/7/21)

Singer-songwriter-guitarist Jason Isbell and his band, The 400 Unit, are playing the UPMC Event Center at RMU tonight. Isbell hails from Green Hill, Alabama and is a former member of Drive-By Truckers, He continues in the alt-country tradition. Songs like “Cover Me Up” and “Goddamn Lonely Love” showcase his rich vocals and songwriting talents. Amanda Shires, another accomplished solo artist, who is married to Isbell, plays fiddle and provides harmony vocals for the 400 Unit. Isbell’s first solo album was 2007’s Sirens of the Ditch. 2013’s Southeastern, which he began after time in rehab and finished shortly after his wedding to Shires, was a career breakthrough: it debuted at no. 23 on the Billboard 200. His 2015 release Something More Than Free won the Grammy for Best Americana Album. Isbell’s latest album is Georgia Blue which was released in October. Isbell said that if Joe Biden won Georgia he would record a cover album of songs by Georgia artists with proceeds going to charity, thus Georgia Blue. Several notable musicians contributed to the recording including Brandi Carlisle and Bella Fleck. 8 p.m. (R.H., C.M.)