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Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit On World Cafe

After spending six years as singer and guitarist for alt-country staples Drive-By Truckers, Jason Isbell left the group in 2007 to pursue a solo career. Backed by a new band called The 400 Unit, Isbell's latest project channels the punk-inflected Southern rock swagger he honed in his time with the Truckers while tapping into the melancholy side of country music.

This spring, Isbell released Here We Rest, a poignant and perceptive collection of hard-luck tales exploring the effects of the war and the recent economic downturn on Isbell's northern Alabama home. Currently on tour in support of the album, Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit stopped by the WXPN studios to play live and discuss the new record on this episode of World Café.

This World Cafe segment originally aired June 23, 2011.

Copyright 2011 WXPN-FM. To see more, visit http://www.xpn.org/.

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