Award-Winning Artist Jason Isbell to Perform at UM

May 05, 2015

MISSOULA – Jason Isbell, who was named Artist of the Year by the Americana Music Association in 2014, will perform at the University of Montana’s Dennison Theatre on Wednesday, Aug. 5. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m., and doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets for the show go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, May 8, at, at the Adams Center Box Office and all GrizTix locations. Tickets also may be purchased by calling 406-243-4051 during business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets cost $35, plus applicable service fees.

The New York Times Magazine said Isbell is “one of America’s thoroughbred songwriters, with a knack for rueful melodies and the kind of grainy, blue-collar detail that pins a song in your mind.”

His highly anticipated fifth album, “Something More Than Free,” releases on Friday, July 17. It features 11 new songs of Isbell’s southern-inspired vignettes of working-class men, women and traditions.

Isbell will be joined by his band The 400 Unit, featuring Debby Deborja, Chad Gamble, Jimbo Hart and Sadler Vaden, as well as special guest artist Damien Jurado.

For more information call Chanelle Paakkonen, UM Productions marketing coordinator, at 406-243-4719 or email

Contact: Chanelle Paakkonen, UM Productions marketing coordinator, 406-243-4719,