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Roots icon Jason Isbell to play Harrisburg in December

He’s won five Grammy awards.

He’s had a No. 1 billboard song.

And now he’s coming to Harrisburg.

Harrisburg University today announced that singer-songwriter Jason Isbell will play the Forum on Dec. 20 as part of HU’s concert series.

“Isbell has become one of the most respected and celebrated songwriters of his generation,” said Frank Schofield, HU’s director of music and media services.

A native of northern Alabama, Isbell got his initial break when he joined the well-known roots band, Drive-By Truckers, in 2001. He left the band six years later, launching a successful solo career.

Isbell’s last two studio albums, “The Nashville Sound” and “Something More than Free,” both won Grammy Awards for Best Americana Album and Best American Roots Song. In 2015, “Something More than Free” debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s rock, folk and country record charts.

Last October, Isbell and his band, the 400 Unit, released “Live From The Ryman,” a collection of tracks primarily recorded during the group’s six sold out nights at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium in 2017. Rolling Stone called the live album “easily among the finest of the past decade in any genre.” 

Tickets for the concert go on sale Sept. 13 at

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