Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit Debut Allman Brothers Band Cover In Seattle

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Last night, Jason Isbell continued an extensive tour with The 400 Unit in support of The Nashville Sound at The Paramount Theatre in Seattle. The show included the band’s debut version of “Melissa,” an Allman Brothers Band classic.

Isbell treated fans to a career-spanning set including material he wrote during his time in Drive-By Truckers and cuts from The Nashville Sound, 2011’s Here We Rest, 2013’s Southeastern and 2015’s Something More Than Free. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit debuted their take on “Melissa” towards the middle of the show. The frontman noted he worked it up for the show adding that it might be the first time anyone prepped an Allman Brothers cover just for a Seattle audience.

“Melissa” isn’t the first ABB tune to be performed by Jason and his band. The group debuted a cover of “Whipping Post” earlier in the tour, though it’s gone missing as of late. Gregg Allman penned “Melissa” in 1967 and it was included on the Allman Brothers Band’s 1972 LP Eat A Peach as a tribute to Duane Allman, who was a huge fan of the tune.

Watch the first clip of the group’s “Melissa” cover to surface:

Setlist

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit at Paramount Theatre

  • Hope the High Road
  • 24 Frames  
  • Go It Alone
  • Something More Than Free  
  • Molotov
  • Codeine
  • Melissa  
  • White Man's World
  • Last of My Kind
  • Alabama Pines
  • Decoration Day  
  • Chaos and Clothes
  • Cumberland Gap
  • Stockholm  
  • Flying Over Water  
  • Cover Me Up  
  • Never Gonna Change  
  • Anxiety
  • If We Were Vampires

Tour Dates for
Jason Isbell

  • Oct
    22
    2018
  • Oct
    23
    2018
  • Oct
    24
    2018
  • Oct
    26
    2018
  • Oct
    27
    2018
  • Oct
    28
    2018
  • Dec
    7
    2018
  • Dec
    8
    2018
  • Dec
    9
    2018
  • Dec
    10
    2018
  • Dec
    15
    2018
  • Dec
    16
    2018
    • Tampa Cruise Terminal
    • Tampa, FL 33602
    • United States
    Feb
    10
    2019
  • Mar
    29
    2019
  • Sep
    17
    2019
    • Playas Uvero Alto km 275
    • Punta Cana, Not selected
    • Dominican Republic
    Nov
    11
    2019