Sunday, November 13, 2011

Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit - Van Along With Gear Stolen

Below is a repost from about Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit having their van, trailer and gear stolen. Nothing in life is worse than a thief as they are the scum that should be eliminated in a swift manner. Hopefully these shit fucks are caught and justice will be swift. If you have any news or information on this post anywhere you can. If you happen to catch them, let justice be served in a swift and effective manner.

Jason Isbell, former member of The Drive By Truckers and current solo artist had his van, trailer, and all contents stolen in Dallas, TX on Saturday (11-19) afternoon. Jason and his band, The 400 Unit, were in Dallas Friday night, playing the city’s legendary Granada Theater on lower Greenville in support of his latest album Here We Rest, sharing the bill with Texas singer/songwriter James McMurtry.

The stolen van is a white 2006 Ford E350 van with Alabama license plates, with a wolf sticker on a side window. It had a Calexico air freshener, a hula girl on the dash, and “derogatory dirt on back window” according to Isbell’s Twitter feed. The trailer was a black Wells Cargo with Texas license plates, and was full of the band’s music gear.
Unfortunately stories of specific instruments getting stolen is all-too-common, but it is very rare to hear of a band losing their vehicle and all of it’s contents. Even if insurance covers the costs, some vintage gear, and the sounds and memories they covey can never be replaced. Folks are encouraged to look at the list of stolen instruments below, and keep an eye out for them.
  • 1970 Fender Precision Bass (sunburst, worn, copper pickgaurd) in a Gator ATA Road case
  • Duesenberg Goldtop Starplayer Guitar
  • Sommatone Roaring 40 Combo Amplifier
  • Baxendale Jumbo Acoustic Guitar
  • Epiphone 12-string Guitar
  • Red Nord Electro 2 Keyboard
  • Red Hohner Hohnica Accordion
  • Black Roland KC-550 Keyboard Amp
  • Red Sparkle Gretsch kit, 2 Pearl Snare drums(natural), 20″ Bosphorus Cymbals w/rivets, 14″ Zildjian Mastetsound Hats, 21″ Zildjian K Special Dry Ride, and a 20″ Dream Energy Crash/Ride.
  • Ampeg V4-BH in a road case
  • Ampeg 6×10 Cabinet
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit with Amanda Shires performing “Codeine”, a Saving Country Music 2011 Song of the Year candidate, on The Late Show with David Letterman earlier this month.