Jason Isbell | Flynn MainStage | Music | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice


Jason Isbell

When: Tue., Oct. 11, 8 p.m. 2016

Ernest Hemingway is credited with crafting a novel-worthy story with only six words: “For sale: Baby shoes, never worn.” Singer-songwriter Jason Isbell has a similar gift for suggesting entire narratives with just a few carefully chosen lyrics. In a stroke of flash fiction on 2015’s Something More Than Free he sings, “He was a tough state trooper ’til a decade back / When that girl who wasn’t mama caused his heart attack.” Like on his 2013 breakthrough album, Southeastern, careworn women and blue-collar characters haunt nearly every country- and Americana-tinged track on the Grammy-winning release. The former Drive-By Truckers troubadour spins tales of hard work, family, marriage and the dwindling American Dream on the Flynn MainStage.

Price: $42.25-55.75.

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