The Turnpike Troubadours, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, and Charles Wesley Godwin have all been personally responsible for releasing three of the most landmark albums of 2023 so far. Now all three of them have decided to join forces to help kick off 2024. Announced on Monday, the troika of top songwriters and performers will be playing the Paycom Center in Oklahoma City on two consecutive nights, Friday, January 19th, and Saturday, January 20th, 2024.
Though the Turnpike Troubadours have run into a little resistance in the effort to become a coast-to-coast arena act, they certainly can fill a place to the rafters on their home turf. Add Jason Isbell into the mix and Charles Wesley Godwin opening, and folks from Oklahoma won’t just be flocking to OKC, fans will be flying in from around the country to take in the bill. To many, this is a dream lineup.
The Turnpike Troubadours released their return album A Cat in The Rain on August 25th, and Jason Isbell released what many consider his return to form in Weathervanes in early June. Charles Wesley Godwin released a landmark album of his own in Family Ties on September 22nd. Turnpike and Jason Isbell crossed paths at this year’s Newport Folk Festival in late July. Frontman Evan Felker sat in on Jason Isbell’s set and sang on Isbell’s new song “King of Oklahoma.”
It seems like Oklahoma is getting all the greatest shows at the moment. If the Turnpike/Isbell/CWG bill is too rich for your blood or doesn’t exactly fit your taste, on December 16th, 2023, The Vandoliers, Joshua Ray Walker, and Mike and the Moonpies will be joining forces of their own for a show at the legendary Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa.
Presale tickets for the Turnpike Troubadours shows in Oklahoma will be available on Wednesday, October 11th at 10:00am Central for those who sign up for the mailing list. Public on sale starts on Friday, October 13th at 10:00am Central.