Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit will return to Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Tuesday, September 17th, 2019, with David Crosby & Friends handling the night’s opening duties.
Crosby and Isbell are no strangers to each other. Back in July, during Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit’s Newport Folk Festival set, the band had a special surprise collaboration planned. While the beginning of the group’s set drew heavily on newer material off 2017’s The Nashville Sound as well as 2013’s Southeastern, toward the end of the performance Isbell and friends invited out the legendary folk and rock icon David Crosby to join them. Crosby first emerged for a rendition of his own “Wooden Ships”, which was featured on Crosby, Stills & Nash‘s self-titled 1969 release, and written by Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Jefferson Airplane’s Paul Kantner.
Crosby stayed on stage, helping Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit in a rendition of the iconic fan-favorite 1970 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young track “Ohio”, a protest song penned by Neil Young following the Kent State shootings on May 4th, 1970. At Isbell’s insistence, the crowd sang along for the ending choruses of the song.
Tickets for the Red Rocks show go on sale this Friday, October 19th at 10 a.m. (MST) via AXS. Listen to David Crosby’s Newport Folk Festival collaboration with Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit on “Wooden Ships” below:
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – Newport Folk Festival – 7/27/2018
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