Watch Jason Isbell Cover The Allman Brothers Band In 7th Grade
Jason Isbell‘s Southeastern Records label shared video featuring what Isbell believes was his first public performance. Isbell, who was in seventh grade at the time, covers The Allman Brothers Band instrumental “Little Martha.”
The Alabama native begins the 1992 performance with a taste of The Black Crowes‘ “She Talks To Angels.” He then works through “Little Martha,” the only ABB track penned solely by Duane Allman. The video is accompanied by the hashtag “#reunions” in reference to the title of Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit's new studio album, which is due out on Southeastern next Friday, May 15.
“I think this was the first time I ever played in public. Hopefully I’ll do that again at some point,” Jason Isbell tweeted about the video. “Threw in a little Black Crowes before getting down to the @allmanbrothers seriousness.” Watch Jason Isbell’s 1992 rendition of “Little Martha” below: