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At just over 30 minutes, Notes of Blue is a spare-but-sturdy showcase for songwriter Jay Farrar’s world-weary voice. Using haunting guitar tunings borrowed from the likes of Mississippi Fred McDowell, Nick Drake, and Skip James, Farrar stacks up shimmering ballads ("Cairo and Southern,” "Promise the World”), smoldering midtempo laments ("Cherokee St."), and rowdy rockers ("Static," "Lost Souls").

Customer Reviews

rock on

nice to see the rock guitars back,it gives the son volt the edge that the country music lacked.Jay's voise was made for this sound.Thank you Jay

Thank You!

This stuff always transports me somewhere else. Thank you!

Son Volt

Need some new Son Volt.

Biography

Formed: 1994 in Chicago, IL

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Led by vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter Jay Farrar, Son Volt became one of the leading bands in the alternative country community, attracting critical praise and an audience that was loyal if not always large. Jay Farrar first made an impression on music fans as the co-founder, with Jeff Tweedy, of seminal alt-country group Uncle Tupelo. After touring in support of their 1993 masterpiece Anodyne, Uncle Tupelo split up over long-simmering creative differences between Farrar and Tweedy. Tweedy recruited...
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