Album Review | ROCK
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, ‘Live from Alabama’
Jason Isbell has a way with words, whether he’s taking up home and family, the South, life at or near the margins of love or means, or writing songs that intersect all of those concerns. He developed it with Southern rockers Drive-By Truckers, and it’s only gotten stronger over three solo records. His Trucker and post-Trucker material are equally represented on this new live offering. Observers have frequently noted that Isbell has moved towards a quieter, country-infused sound on his own, but he and his band can still get loud.