Watch Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit Debut Black Crowes Cover At The Ryman

Watch Isbell and company unveil their cover of The Black Crowes' "Sometimes Salvation."

By Nate Todd Oct 20, 2021 9:49 am PDT

Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit played the third concert of their eight-show residency at the Ryman Auditorium on Sunday, October 17. Jason Isbell and company debuted The Black Crowes’ “Sometimes Salvation” to close out the evening.

Isbell and the 400 Unit recorded “Sometimes Salvation” with former Crowes drummer Steve Gorman for their guest-filled benefit album Georgia Blue, which contained cover songs from Georgia artists and arrived on Friday. The Black Crowes’ Chris Robinson and Rich Robinson hail from Marietta, Georgia. The brothers co-wrote “Sometimes Salvation” and included it on The Black Crowes’ second album, The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion.

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit got things underway with the staples “24 Frames” and “Super 8,” appearing on Isbell’s albums Something More Than Free (2015) and Southeastern (2013) respectively. Isbell and company also delivered material from their latest LP, 2020’s Reunions, including “Overseas,” “Only Children,” Be Afraid” and “What’ve I Done To Help.” Additionally, Jason performed two songs from his tenure in Drive-By Truckers, “Decoration Day” and “Danko/Manuel,” along with Georgia Blue covers from R.E.M. and Drivin’ N’ Cryin which also came during the encore along with “Sometimes Salvation.”

Watch fan-shot video of Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit unveiling their cover of The Black Crowes’ “Sometimes Salvation” below:


Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit at Ryman Auditorium

  • 24 Frames  
  • Super 8  
  • Overseas
  • What've I Done to Help
  • Hope the High Road
  • Alabama Pines
  • Elephant  
  • Stockholm  
  • Danko/Manuel  
  • If We Were Vampires
  • Anxiety
  • Be Afraid
  • Only Children
  • Cover Me Up  
  • Decoration Day  
  • Driver 8  
  • Honeysuckle Blue  
  • Sometimes Salvation  
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