[THROWBACK] Jason Isbell & Ryan Adams Swap Sit-Ins At Outside Lands Festival In San Francisco



  • Feb 1, 2018 • 1:30 pm PST

    In honor of Jason Isbell’s 39th birthday, JamBase is re-sharing this article about their sit-in swapping day at the 2016 Outside Lands music festival on August 7, 2016. This article was originally published on August 8, 2016.

Two of the best singer-songwriters going, Jason Isbell and Ryan Adams, played sets right after each other on the Sutro Stage at San Francisco’s Outside Lands festival on Sunday (August 7, 2016). Jason and Ryan swapped guest spots as Adams emerged to help Isbell on a Rolling Stones cover, while later in the night Isbell emerged to sit-in with Ryan Adams & The Shining.

Jason Isbell brought out Ryan Adams for the last song of his set, a cover of The Rolling Stones’ “Sway.” Adams added guitar and took a solo as part of the performance of “Sway.” The cover came to a close with Ryan and Jason dueling it out on guitar. Ryan performed at Outside Lands with his latest band, The Shining. Adams brought out Isbell towards the end of his set to help out on “Oh My Sweet Carolina.”

Watch video of both guest spots thanks to Brian Miller:

[Jason Isbell w/ Ryan Adams – Sway]

[Ryan Adams w/ Jason Isbell – Oh My Sweet Carolina (Starts at 7:20)]


Jason Isbell at Golden Gate Park

  • If It Takes a Lifetime
  • 24 Frames
  • Flying Over Water
  • Speed Trap Town
  • The Life You Chose
  • Cover Me Up
  • Never Gonna Change  
  • Children of Children
  • Sway  


Ryan Adams at Golden Gate Park

  • Trouble
  • Gimme Something Good
  • New York, New York
  • When the Stars Go Blue
  • Let It Ride  
  • Shakedown on 9th Street
  • Cold Roses  
  • Fix It  
  • To Be Young (Is to Be Sad, Is to Be High)
  • Everybody Knows
  • Improv Song: "Goodbye Two Balloons"  
  • Magnolia Mountain  
  • Oh My Sweet Carolina
  • Peaceful Valley