I'm from Mpls, so I didn't catch those shows...but when they get a full show (i.e not split w/ Father John Misty, festivals, etc) they are amazing.I agree. He needs to find a new vein to mine.
Did you see him when he played Arch St. in Hartford in 2012 and 2013? That was pretty awesome.
Co-Lead guitar Sadler Vaden just released an album, if you are feeling 90s nostalgia check out Modern Times.
Isbell dropped the third single today, Only Children. I was becoming pessimistic about this album the way the first two songs were trending (overly preachy, generally generic). This one landed big time for me.