‘Monday night my ass. It’s always Friday night, the 4th of July and Mother’s Day (When we play a show)…Don’t forget that last one, very important.’
Last night, Jason Isbell rolled into town, to rock a sold out show at The Sinclair. The man and his band (The 400 Unit) were preceded by a solo sets from local favorite Joe Fletcher and Isbell’s absolute sweetheart of a wife, Amanda Shires.
Shires took to the stage, with just a 4-string ukulele, to sing a “sad (song) one or one about murder”. Either way, her tone and her charming June Carter-Cashish wit, powered her through tracks off her upcoming album, which included a funny story of how she received a bag of tiger claws and whiskers, from a fan, that would make her ‘Bulletproof’.
Jason came out for a couple of the last songs, but didn’t contribute much singing, as he looked like he wanted to keep the spotlight on his beautiful wife and let her shine. Needless to say, I’d love to be invited to one of happy couple’s BBQs in Alabama.