This weekend, PBS debuted an episode of Austin City Limits showcasing performances by Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires. Recorded last August at ACL Live At The Moody Theater in Austin, Texas, the married couple shared the stage together during each other’s sets.
Shires was onstage throughout the Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit set. She added fiddle alongside Isbell on guitar, Derry deBorja on keyboards, Chad Gamble on drums, Sadler Vaden on guitar and Jimbo Hart on bass as they focused on tracks from their well-received 2017 album The Nashville Sound. The episode showcased their live takes on “Hope the High Road,” “Cumberland Gap,” “If We Were Vampires,” “White Man’s World,” “Last of My Kind” and “Anxiety.”
The show continued with Shires, a Texas native making her solo ACL debut, and her band offering four songs from her 2016 solo album My Piece Of Land. The group performed “My Love (The Storm),” “You Are My Home,” “Harmless” and, with Isbell on guitar, “Pale Fire.” The guitarist also assisted his multi-talented wife on “Wasted and Rollin'” off the 2013 Shires solo release Down Fell The Doves.
Watch the episode from Season 43 of ACL below: