SON VOLT

SON VOLT

Genre

Rock

Biography

After spearheading the alt country movement with Uncle Tupelo, Jay Farrar pursued his vision with Son Volt, who recorded three landmark albums in the ’90s before the groundbreaking artist put the band on extended hiatus and cut three solo LPs. Missing the free exchange of ideas and the surprises that inevitably occur when a group of simpatico musicians lock together, Farrar assembled a new lineup of Son Volt in 2004.

American Central Dust, Son Volt’s third album in four years (Rounder, July 7), marks the apotheosis of both the Son Volt dynamic and the rigorous aesthetic that distinguishes Farrar’s entire body of work, in which classic and contemporary elements are fashioned into arresting new shapes. Fiddle, pedal steel, lap steel and sparkling piano add an atmospheric nuance to Son Volt’s Americana inspired rock, surrounding band leader Jay Farrar’s stream of consciousness lyrical imagery.

Featured Songs

Song Title Val's Playlist Genre Tempo Length Hear Song
Promise the World LEE WOODRUFF: You've Been Valslisted!; LEE WOODRUFF: You've Been Valslisted! 3:20 Hear Song
Promise the World LEE WOODRUFF: You've Been Valslisted! 3:20 Hear Song

Featured Albums

American Central Dust

American Central Dust

  • Genre: Rock
  • Release Date: 7.7.09