Jason Isbell at Humphrey's

Show Review: Jason Isbell at Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay w/ Deer Tick opening 

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Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay – Jason Isbell with Deer Tick opening

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Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit played to a sold out crowd at Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay. Isbell is currently on tour promoting his newest album, Weathervanes. Weathervanes is set to top numerous charts and year-end “best of” lists with this album of storytelling and authentic, real and sometimes painfully truthful lyrics.  

They opened with “When We Were Close” from the new album, a song written after the tragic death of Isbell’s good friend and fellow acclaimed musician Justin Townes Earle, with poignant and strong real lyrics like “and your shirt cost more than your guitar.” 

Other songs from Weathervanes included “King of Oklahoma,” the story of a man struggling with addiction after falling off a ladder;  “Strawberry Woman”  and “Cast Iron Skillet,” a song about Southern ways and pieces of advice.  “Save the World” with the horrors you feel as a parent after hearing of another school shooting.  

The crowd was keyed up and enjoying themselves and the band rocked all the way.

Encores were “24 Frames,” “If We Were Vampires” and another one from Weathervanes “This Ain’t It,” with its fantastic opening line “Oh baby how’d you end up here, in a Texas town in a wedding gown with a near beer.”  The crowd was in fire and the night was clearly more than satisfying and more than a success.  

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Deer Tick opened and rocked the crowd hard through the warm summer sunset.

Find Jason tour dates here: https://www.jasonisbell.com

Find Deer Tick info here: https://deertickmusic.com/tour

Enjoy our previous coverage here:  Show Review: Jason Isbell at Red Rocks with Waxahatchee opening

Set List:

When We Were Close


Save the World

King of Oklahoma

Strawberry Woman

Last of My Kind

Hope the High Road

White Beretta

Death Wish

Middle of the Morning


Cast Iron Skillet

Honeysuckle Blue (Drivin’ n’ Cryin’ cover)


Cover Me Up

24 Frames

If We Were Vampires

This Ain’t It

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