Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit Play 3rd Tom Petty Cover At 3rd Ryman Show

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Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit continued a trend started on Monday and for the third straight night performed a Tom Petty cover at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Just like on the prior two evenings, the group began their encore on Wednesday by performing a song by the acclaimed musician who passed away last week at the age of 66.

Wednesday’s performance marked the halfway point of a six-show residency Isbell and his band are currently holding at The Ryman. Opening night saw Isbell and his wife, fiddler Amanda Shires, The 400 Unit drummer Chad Gamble, bassist Jimbo Hart, keyboardist Derry deBorja and guitarist Sadler Vaden taking on Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ “Refugee” and Tuesday’s encore began with “You Wreck Me.”

The trend continued last night as Isbell initiated the encore with a cover of “Room At The Top” from Petty and The Heartbreakers’ 1999 album Echo. The third tribute to Petty at The Ryman was captured by North-South Central Congregation, view the audience-shot video below:

Earlier in the evening current Nashville-resident, renowned singer-songwriter John Prine emerged to sit-in on his “Storm Windows.” The setlist also included several tracks from the band’s recently issued album The Nashville Sound, as well as selections from Isbell’s solo releases, including the rarely played “The Magician” and “Try.” Isbell and The 400 Unit also offered the Drive-By Truckers rarity “Goddamn Lonely Love.” Watch footage of Prine’s sit-in and “Try” via North-South Central Congregation below:

[Storm Windows]

[Try]

Setlist

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit at Ryman Auditorium

  • Monkey Man  
  • Hope the High Road
  • 24 Frames  
  • Goddamn Lonely Love  
  • White Man's World
  • Something to Love
  • Chaos and Clothes
  • Tupelo
  • Cumberland Gap
  • Last of My Kind
  • Elephant  
  • Speed Trap Town  
  • Stockholm  
  • Storm Windows  
  • The Magician  
  • Cover Me Up  
  • Try  
  • Super 8  
Encore
  • Room at the Top  
  • Never Gonna Change  
  • If We Were Vampires
  • Time to Move On  
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