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The Baltimore Sun


UNDERRATED Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit: It's mystifying how this band led by a former member of the Drive-By Truckers doesn't have a top-tier spot on next weekend's Stagecoach festival. With a sharp ear for rustic melodies and poetic lyrical details, Isbell's latest album "Here We Rest" would redefine country music in 2011 if ours was a more just and civilized world. And even though it came out in 2007, Isbell's poignant "Dress Blues" is the best Iraq war song ever written.Lightning Rod Records