Jason Isbell, Craig Finn

When: Fri., May 15, 7 p.m. 2015

Since going solo in 2007, ex-Drive-By Trucker and Alabama son Jason Isbell has become one of the most nuanced and critically lauded voices in alternative country, well on his way to genre-legend status. With patient craftsmanship, he paints his elegant, hued pathos across country, Southern rock, Muscle Shoals soul and blues in thoughtful, atmospheric strokes. With a touch that doesn’t simply traverse but rather turns over the soil in the roads he travels, he’s forged a dimensional sound that draws from these deep, sweet wells with ease and gravitas. This show comes in advance of the July 17 release of his anticipated fifth album, Something More Than Free. Fattening up the bill even more, the special opening guest is none other than the Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn, whose solo material channels his ever-literary style into more rural pursuit. – Bao Le-Huu

Price: $29.50-$39.50