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LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER: Jason Isbell: Moving Forward

Jason Isbell in concert from the Allen Room at Lincoln Center.
Courtesy of Kevin Yatarola
Jason Isbell in concert from the Allen Room at Lincoln Center.

Airs Friday, April 11, 2014 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV

Celebrate performances by the world’s distinguished artists on Lincoln Center’s legendary stages, showcasing the finest in music, theater and dance. Audra McDonald hosts LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER.

Jason Isbell in concert from the Allen Room at Lincoln Center.
Courtesy of Kevin Yatarola
Jason Isbell in concert from the Allen Room at Lincoln Center.

"Jason Isbell: Moving Forward" - Born into a family of musicians in a town just a few miles from Muscle Shoals, Alabama—home to the best guitarists in the music business—Jason Isbell’s career choice could seem predestined.

He started writing songs at an early age, and at 21 joined the rock group, Drive-By Truckers. Isbell wrote and recorded with the Truckers through three albums and six years, leaving in 2007 to come out with a solo album.

He then formed a band, The 400 Unit (the colloquial name for the former psychiatric ward of an Alabama hospital), which recorded a couple of CDs full of melancholy country ballads and rousing roots rock.

Isbell’s most recent work is the critically-acclaimed "Southeastern," with personal and exquisite songs about atonement and redemption, Southern-style. This episode will be directed by Dana Calderwood.

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