Jason Isbell is well known for being part of the popular country band Drive-By Truckers, where he was the lead singer and guitarist for six years. Not long after leaving the band, Isbell released his first solo album, "Sirens of the Ditch," on which he explored a more blues-infused country sound. After the release of his first solo album, Isbell collaborated with the band 400 Unit, and released an album that presented yet another sound — this time, combining his penchant for the blues with a new love for sad country ballads. After taking a break from the spotlight for a few years, Isbell returned in 2013 with a new album called "Southeastern."
Jason Isbell performs with Holly Williams on Saturday, February 1, 8 p.m. at the Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca St., Geneva. $20-$24. thesmith.org.