Rushville Republican

January 7, 2014

Entertainment briefs

Rushville Republican

---- — The Vogue - Tuesday, February 4, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS - The Vogue presents Jason Isbell at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 (Doors open at 7 p.m.) in Broad Ripple with special guest Holly Williams.

Tickets are $18-$20 and on sale now at the Vogue Box Office, online at or charge-by-phone at 877-4-FLY-TIX (435-9849). The Vogue is located at 6259 N. College Ave. (in the Broad Ripple Village) in Indianapolis. Show is 21+. No Smoking Event.

About Jason Isbell: Southeastern (2013) is not a record Jason has made before, and not simply because the glorious storm and drama of his band, the 400 Unit, is absent. They tour together; it’s not a break-up record, not an album of dissolving, but rather songs of discovery, not at all afraid, not even amid the tears. Which is to say that he has grown up.

That it has been a dozen years since he showed up at a party and left in the Drive-By Truckers’ van with two travel days to learn their songs, and taught them some of his songs in the bargain. Jason Isbell’s solo career has seemed equally effortless, from Sirens of the Ditch (2007) to Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit (2009), through Here We Rest (2011) and Live From Alabama (2012). These are loud records, unrepentantly southern, resplendent with careful songwriting; these have songs that inspire and intimidate other musicians and critics.

About Holly Williams: Hailed by American Songwriter as a “sophisticated, introspective singer/songwriter” and as having “a lovely, ever-on-the-verge of-breaking voice” by The Washington Post, critically lauded Nashville-based singer-songwriter Holly Williams released her third studio album The Highway on Feb. 5, 2013. The Highway features 11 original compositions of “serious-minded, heavy-hearted songwriting,” said Nashville Scene. She has received tones of praise for her album and has been touring all over the United States.

Tribute to Billy Joel comes to Hoosier Park’s new Terrace Showroom

An Innocent Band will perform a free show at venue’s newest feature.

What: An Innocent Band brings the music of Billy Joel to the Terrace Showroom at the Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, an all new 1,200-seat indoor theatre with state-of the-art sound and light, an intimate stage setting, pre-event dining and full service bars.

Who: An Innocent Band gives their audience an unforgettable concert experience through the music of Billy Joel. These seven seasoned musicians enthusiastically perform carefully crafted renditions from this Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member’s enormous catalog of hits while balancing elements of the original recordings with embellishments developed by the Piano Man himself. The band’s members bring decades of experience as musicians, performers, original recording artists and session players who have performed around the world and have shared stages with artists including Blue Oyster Cult, The Drifters, Rex Smith, Head East, Sara Evans, The Crystals, Davy Jones, Henry Lee Summer, Georgia Satellites, Brooke Shields, Brad Paisley and many more. More info at

Tickets: This show is free to the public.

When: 9 p.m., Friday, Jan. 10

Where: Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, 4500 Dan Patch Circle, Anderson, IN 46013