Photos by Erika Goldring
On Oct. 10 – as part of his four-night socially distant outing at Tennessee’s The Caverns – Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit performed over a dozen songs for an eager crowd, including a John Prine encore, celebrating what would have been the late songwriting icon‘s 74th birthday.
To honor Prine, Isbell and Company performed the title track off his 1980 release Storm Windows, followed by Isbell’s own “Super 8” to close the show.
“I know it took a lot of planning to pull this off, but it was worth it,” Isbell explained of the run, speaking to Forbes. “I think it all comes down to what type of audience you draw. Our audience really seemed to appreciate experiencing live music again, and they played by the rules and stayed safe. I couldn’t ask for more than that.”
Additionally, according to organizers, $1 from all ticket sales were donated to the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA). Learn more about NIVA at SaveOurStages.com.
Check out the full setlist and photos below:
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
Oct. 10, 2020
The Caverns, Tennessee
It Gets Easier, Hope the High Road, Running With Our Eyes Closed, Overseas, Letting You Go, Different Days, Tour of Duty, What’ve I Done to Help, 24 Frames, Only Children, Dreamsicle, Be Afraid, Last of My Kind, Cover Me Up, Stockholm, Traveling Alone
Enc: Storm Windows^, Super 8^
^ John Prine cover