Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit at the Koko Booth

Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit
September 28th 2018
Koko Booth Amphitheatre
Cary, North Carolina
Writer/Photographer: Brandon Amos

On the day of the Brett Kavanaugh ruling, Jason Isbell rolled into Cary, North Carolina with a very strong message “Just Vote.” At the registration booth a sign that read “Registration Day,” a play on The Drive-by Truckers’s song “Decoration Day”.

The set was nothing short of brilliant. Setting the tone with “Hope the High Road,” the band went straight into “24 Frames.” The 400 Unit was tight and hitting on all cylinders. In the middle of the set the song that will make you think long and hard about who we are as a nation, “White Man’s World,” left the crowd cheering for more.

Isbell rounded out the night with the love song to his wife “Cover Me Up” and the Truckers’ “Never Gonna Change,” a perfect song to end a great show with a message that rings true today.