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Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit brought healing tunes to the people of Texas

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit brought healing tunes to the people of Texas

Frank Turner is a British folk singer-songwriter and opened for Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit at Whitewater Amphitheater in New Braunfels, TX on Friday night. 

Frank has been recording solo since 2005 with his most recent album Positive Songs for Negative People releasing in 2015. That same year he also released a book of his travel memoirs and concert diaries.  The book was entitled The Road Beneath My Feet. He went on a book tour following the release of both. The book was an immediate best seller.

Frank Turner (11)

Although from the United Kingdom, he definitely has a strong loyal following, and they came out to rock with him at Whitewater Amphitheater. Often times, the crowd of devoted followers could be found singing along to his lyrics. 

Frank Turner (10)

He furthered the fan involvement by having a fan come up on stage to play the harmonica during one of his songs. Along with putting on a fantastic rock and roll show, he also entertains the crowd with stories while doing it. Overall, a great performance and show not to be missed.

Frank Turner (5)

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit closed out the evening. Isbell began his solo career in 2007 and the 400 Unit really made their emergence in 2009. Isbell’s Something More Than Free album that was released in 2015 debuted number one on Billboard’s rock, folk, and country charts. They are touring in support of their most recent studio album release which looks to receiving much critical acclaim.

Jason Isbell

They released Nashville Sound back in June. The album has been nominated for album of the year at the CMA Awards in November. The tour will also include a residency at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville with six sold out shows.  

Jason Isbell (6)

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit took the stage despite a death in family of Jimbo Hart, the band’s bassist.  The fans were fortunate that the show at Whitewater was the only show not rescheduled. The show did go on without a hitch.

Jason Isbell (9)

The crowd was electrified by an awesome performance by Isbell and the 400. He was joined onstage by his wife Amanda Shires, an artist in her own right.  The two performing many heartfelt duets that left the crowd spellbound. They will be touring throughout the fall in support of the new music. It is a show not to be missed. 

Jason Isbell (23)

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