Jason Isbell and Unit 400 have announced dates for their annual Ryman Auditorium residency in the fall. This time around, the singer-songwriter and his band will play eight nights at the Ryman, the same number as in 2021.
Shows start on October 15 and end on October 23, with some breaks on October 17 and 20. The concerts take place in the same year that the Ryman celebrates its 130th anniversary, having recently been awarded official landmark status by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
As usual, Isbell has chosen an intriguing array of guest artists to open these shows. According to tradition, Isbell’s wife, singer-songwriter Amanda Shires, will open one night of the race. The other guests will bring sounds and perspectives from around the world, many of them as immigrants to the United States or children of immigrants.
Among those guests are West African folk musician Peter One, Cuban musician Cimafunk, Cameroonian singer-songwriter Vagabon and former Carolina Chocolate Drops member Leyla McCalla, whose latest album break the thermometer explores his Haitian heritage.
Tickets for all shows go on sale June 24 at 10 a.m. local time. Isbell and the band also have several dates as part of the Outlaw Music Festival tour with Willie Nelson, Nathaniel Rateliff, Charley Crockett and Brittney Spencer.
Jason Isbell’s 2022 Ryman Residency Dates:
October 14 (with Peter One)
October 15 (with Grace Group Gospel Choir)
October 16 (with Vagabon)
October 18 (with Kevin Kaarl)
October 19 (with Leyla McCalla)
October 21 (with Amanda Shires)
October 22 (with Hermanos Gutierrez)
October 23 (with Cimafunk)