Artist Of The Day: Son Volt

posted by Shane German on 04/03/2019

Wednesday, April 3rd: SON VOLT

Son Volt is an American alternative rock and alternative country band, formed by Jay Farrar in 1994.

The band appeared after Farrar’s band, Uncle Tupelo split up with half of the band forming Wilco and the other half forming Son Volt. They released their debut album “Trace” in 1995, with their musical style drawing from traditional country, folk, and roots rock. Son Volt announced a hiatus after their 1999 tour, and returned in 2004 with a different line up.

Son Volt's music ranges from quiet folk/country ballads reminiscent of Bob Dylan to barhouse rockers in the spirit of Neil Young. Often considered a staple band of the alternative country movement, their music is perhaps better described as genre-spanning traditional American music.

Son Volt returned this year with their tenth album, “Union.”  The thirteen new songs confront our turbulent politics and articulate the clarity and comfort music can offer in the tumult.

Wikipedia, AllMusic

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