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Hart leaves Isbell's The 400 Unit

Monday, November 27, 2023 – Jimbo Hart, a founding member of Jason Isbell's backing band, The 400 Unit, announced today that he was leaving the group.

"I'm no longer a member of the 400 Unit," he posted on X. "I'm grateful for all the years, all the faces I've played for in the course of the band's history and proud of all we accomplished. I'm happy to be moving forward into a new chapter of life and open to all possibilities, as they may arise."

Hart did not participate on the recent Isbell tour. Bassist Anna Butterss stepped in for Hart. He was dealing with mental health issues. He tweeted on Nov. 21, "6 months, today! No weed and not a single thought of doing harm to myself since I put it down. Amazing how changing things really changes things. Peace and love, y'all!"

Hart played on Isbell's recent "Weathervanes" album. "Grateful that the work I did for the Weathervanes album has garnered three Grammy nominations," he tweeted. Thank you to any and everyone who voted for its nomination," he tweeted.

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