Tomorrow evening, PBS will premiere an episode of Austin City Limits featuring Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires. The show will feature Shires performing a set with her band before joining Isbell and The 400 Unit for their set at ACL Live At The Moody Theater in Austin, Texas.
Shires, a Texas native making her ACL debut, performed four songs from her 2016 solo album My Piece Of Land, working through renditions of “My Love (The Storm),” “You Are My Home,” and “Harmless” as well as “Pale Fire” which saw Isbell join in on guitar. She and her band made up of drummer Jerry Pentecost, guitarist Zach Setchfield and bassist David A. Guy also offered a performance aided by Isbell of “Wasted and Rollin'” from Shires’ 2013 LP Down Fell The Doves.
Isbell then took the stage, playing guitar and singing lead while fronting The 400 Unit made up of Shires on fiddle, Derry deBorja on keyboards, Chad Gamble on drums, Jimbo Hart on bass and Sadler Vaden on guitar. They progressed through five songs from their 2017 Grammy-nominated album The Nashville Sound, performing “Hope the High Road,” “Cumberland Gap,” “If We Were Vampires,” “White Man’s World,” “Last of My Kind” and “Anxiety.”
Follow this link to check your local PBS listings to see when ACL airs in your area. Watch a behind-the-scenes clip from the Isbell/Shires ACL episode as well as Shires’ performance of “My Love (The Storm)” below:
Watch a web-exclusive performance by Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit of John Prine’s “Clocks and Spoons” here:
Here’s web-only footage shared by ACL of Isbell and the band performing “The Life You Chose” from the 2015 album Something More Than Free: