Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit headlined Red Rocks on Aug. 1. Bursting with the energy of fired-up musicians finally allowed back on the road, the sold-out concert showcased songs from Isbell’s past several albums, including 2020’s Reunions, which was released during the pandemic.
Isbell also gave high praise to the show’s opener, Lucinda Williams, as someone he used to try to emulate when he was learning to write songs. Often a headline act herself, Willams has decades worth of incredible songs to her name, including “Changed the Locks,” “Drunken Angel,” and “Car Wheels on a Gravel Road.” Her voice has grown more gravelly in recent years, and it’s a great fit for the gutsy, bluesy sound of her incredible band.
Our friend and colleague Lisa Siciliano was on hand for the show and captured some captivating images of both artists (and their bands) in action. Lisa shoots in black and white (and on film!), so the images have a depth and richness not often seen in today’s digital age. You can feel their intensity.
Lisa’s photos of Jason Isbell and Lucinda Williams are in the gallery below. All photos are © Lisa Siciliano and used here with permission. Please also visit Lisa Siciliano’s website to see more of her gorgeous photography.
On Sept. 8, the Colorado Sound Presents Lucinda Williams and her band Buick 6 in a headlining show at the Boulder Theater in Boulder, Colo. Tickets are on sale now.