Four-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Jason Isbell has announced a 2021 international tour with two shows at the Durham Performing Arts Center with North Carolina’s own Hiss Golden Messenger on November 26 and 27.
Isbell is best known for his solo work with his band The 400 Unit, and as a former member of Drive-By Truckers for six years (2001 to 2007). Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit released their seventh studio album Reunions on May 8, 2020.
“The Durham-based band Hiss Golden Messenger, led by frontman M.C. Taylor, has been churning out their soulful brand of Americana music since 2008. Signed to North Carolina independent record label Merge Records since 2014, this is the first Grammy nomination for the band. Taylor worked with esteemed musicians such as Phil Cook, Aaron Dessner (The National), Matt McCaughan (Superchunk) and Jenny Lewis on the ten-song album that deals with some darker emotions in the 2019 release. In 2020, Hiss Golden Messenger also shared a series of live albums benefitting Durham Public Schools, and recently announced a new album, Quietly Blowing It, to be released on June 25 via Merge Records.” – Grant Golden, CLTure