Southeastern Records Announce Vinyl Release of One-Time Jason Isbell, Drive-By Truckers Reunion Show

by Jennifer Shea
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Southeastern Records is promoting a new vinyl release from Jason Isbell and Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley of the Drive-By Truckers.

Southeastern Announces New Record

“In 2014, Mike Cooley, Patterson Hood, and Jason Isbell reunited for a show at the Shoals Theatre in Florence, AL,” the record company tweeted Friday. “‘Live at the Shoals Theatre’ will be released June 4, 2021 on 4LP and 2CD. Both sets include liner notes from Patterson Hood.”

Isbell, now a solo artist, was also part of Drive-By Truckers from 2003 to 2007.

Still Friends Through It All

The show was a benefit for the trio’s friend Terry Pace, an Alabama teacher and music historian who had two strokes earlier that year, reported.

The record contains 24 songs from the 2014 show. And the setlist ranges from early songs like “Zip City,” “Heathens” and “Decoration Day” to more recent fare such as “Cover Me Up” and “Space City.”

Hood recently told that he wouldn’t rule out a reunion with Isbell.

“I never say never,” Hood said of the prospect. “The fact that we’re all friends really helps. Jason Isbell probably doesn’t have a single fan on Earth who [loves] him and his music more than me. I’m a huge fan. It was love at first sight, the first time I ever saw that kid play, when he was literally a kid. And so if some situation happened where it made sense for him and for us and for the greater good, I would never say never because I always love any chance to get to hang out with him at this point in our lives.”

Hood said he’s glad they somehow made it through the breakup and wound up as close friends. It was a dark time, that breakup, but through it all they were still like family.“We’re pretty tight friends nowadays and it’s beautiful,” Hood added.