While I have seen Jason Isbell perform a number of times over the past four years, I had not seen him with the 400 Unit since the band swept the 2014 Americana Music Association top awards with the album Southeastern nor since they won the best album and song awards at this year’s AMA.
I love the latest album, Something More Than Free, so I knew I was in for a treat at his recent show at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium.
I was lucky indeed to spend part of an afternoon with Bob Weir at AmericanaFest, along with 212 other lucky music lovers! The event was held in the Ford Theatre at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, which partnered with the organization for a number of special events during the festival and conference.
Part interview, part live performance, and part broadcast from Bob’s new album, Blue Mountain, this was 75 minutes more or less that was incredibly well spent!
I had never attended the Green River Festival, a two-day festival in Greenfield, Massachusetts, before the 28th annual Festival held last weekend. I was only able to attend on Sunday but it was enough to know that Green River is great fest!
My first impression was that the vibe is very chill; when I asked a volunteer about my photo pass, she led me to a booth and waited to make sure I got the pass. She told me the ‘rules’ and perquisites associated with the pass.