Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit Release ‘Live At Mempho Fest 2017’ Live Album
Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit continue to roll out official audio from the band’s archive. The latest live album, Live At Mempho Fest 2017, available now at Bandcamp, features the group’s October 7, 2017 set at the Mempho Fest in Memphis.
Isbell, bassist Jimbo Hart, guitarist Sadler Vaden, drummer Chad Gamble and keyboardist Derry deBorja played the inaugural Mempho Fest just before a six-show residency at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. The quintet focused on material from The Nashville Sound, a studio album released a few months prior.
The set also included “Decoration Day” and “Never Gonna Change” from Isbell’s time in Drive-By Truckers as well as songs from Jason’s solo albums. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit ended the night with a three-tune run featuring covers of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ “Even The Losers” and “American Girl” split by The Nashville Sound track “Anxiety.”
“This is a good one with a couple of Petty covers that were hard for me to get through, since Tom had passed the week before,” Isbell tweeted regarding Live At Mempho Fest 2017. Heartbreakers frontman Tom Petty died on October 2, 2017.
Stream “Super 8″/purchase the live album below:
Live At Mempho Fest 2017 Tracklist
- Cumberland Gap
- 24 Frames
- Hope The High Road
- Something More Than Free
- Decoration Day
- White Man’s World
- Never Gonna Change
- Last Of My Kind
- Flying Over Water
- Cover Me Up
- Super 8
- If We Were Vampires
- Even The Losers
- American Girl