Watch Jason Isbell and the 400 Units debut Black Crowes coverage at the Ryman


Watch Isbell and his company unveil their cover of “Sometimes Salvation” by The Black Crowes.

By Nate Todd 20 October 2021 • 9:49 a.m. PDT

Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit performed the third concert of their eight-show residency at the Ryman Auditorium on Sunday, October 17. Jason Isbell and his company made their Black Crowes’ “Sometimes Salvation” debut to close the night.

Isbell and Unit 400 recorded “Sometimes Salvation” with former Crowes drummer Steve Gorman for guest-filled benefit album Georgia Blue, which contained covers of Georgian artists and arrived on Friday. Chris Robinson and Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes are from Marietta, Georgia. The brothers co-wrote “Sometimes Salvation” and included it on the Black Crowes second album, The Southern Harmony and the Musical Companion.

Jason Isbell and Unit 400 kicked things off with the “24 Frames” and “Super 8” staples, appearing on Isbell’s albums Something more than free (2015) and South East (2013) respectively. Isbell and company also delivered material from their latest LP, 2020 Meetings, including “Overseas,” “Only Children,” Be Afraid, ”and“ What Have I Done to Help. ”Additionally, Jason performed two songs from his tenure in Drive-By Truckers,“ Decoration Day ”and“ Danko / Manuel ”, with Georgia Blue covers of REM and Drivin ‘N’ Cryin which also came during the encore with “Sometimes Salvation”.

Watch a fan-shot video of Jason Isbell and Unit 400 showing off their cover of The Black Crowes’ “Sometimes Salvation” below:



Jason Isbell and Unit 400 at the Ryman Auditorium

  • 24 frames
  • Super 8
  • Abroad
  • What did i do to help
  • Hopefully the high road
  • Alabama pines
  • the elephant
  • Stockholm
  • Danko / Manuel
  • If we were vampires
  • Anxiety
  • To fear
  • Only children
  • Cover me
  • Decoration day
  • Pilot 8
  • Honeysuckle Blue
  • Sometimes salvation


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