Jason Isbell Covers Tom Petty With Jerry Douglas At Ryman Finale


Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit wrapped a six-show residency at The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on Sunday night. The band was joined by dobro master Jerry Douglas on their sixth Tom Petty cover performed during the run.

Each night of The Ryman residency saw Isbell incorporate a cover of a Tom Petty song during each evening’s encore. Monday saw “Refugee” and Tuesday’s show featured “You Wreck Me” while Wednesday night brought out “Room At The Top.” Friday’s concert saw a reprise of “American Girl” and Saturday’s show included “Listen To Her Heart.”

Sunday’s main set was made up of tracks from the recently issued album The Nashville Sound with other cuts from throughout Isbell’s solo career. Rarities such as “Flagship,” “Grown” and “In A Razor Town” were performed for the only time during the run as part of Sunday’s set. Local dobro player Jerry Douglas was onstage at the start of last night’s encore as Isbell & The 400 Unit offered their arrangement of Petty’s “You Got Lucky.” The band and guest finished off the show and the residency with “Children Of Children.”

Check out audience-shot video of the collaboration below:

[You Got Lucky | Captured by B.J. Lofback]


[Children Of Children | Captured by John Rauch]



Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit at Ryman Auditorium

  • Monkey Man  
  • Last of My Kind
  • Hope the High Road
  • 24 Frames  
  • White Man's World
  • The Life You Chose  
  • Flagship  
  • Cumberland Gap
  • Tupelo
  • Grown  
  • Outfit  
  • If We Were Vampires
  • Never Gonna Change  
  • Something More Than Free  
  • In a Razor Town  
  • Alabama Pines
  • Flying Over Water  
  • Cover Me Up  
  • Anxiety
  • You Got Lucky  
  • Children of Children  
  • Time to Move On