The Boot premieres “Reality Winner” from Union

Thanks to The Boot for premiering “Reality Winner” from ‘Union’ (out March 29). As far as Farrar is concerned, Winner is a “merchant of truth” who is serving hard time for being a whistleblower. The story itself is one that has hardly garnered any attention; acknowledging the silence that surrounds Winner’s incarceration, Farrar realizes that this song probably won’t be the most popular — but that won’t keep him from speaking his mind.… READ MORE “The Boot premieres “Reality Winner” from Union”

Paste Magazine premieres “The Reason” from Union

Listen to a new track from Son Volt’s forthcoming Union, exclusively at Paste! Of the song Jay Farrar says “Lyrically the song touches on the ambivalence of watching one’s kids set out as adults—knowing the adventures and trials they will go through. Musically it’s all about the 12-string guitar (acoustic and electric) and that inspirational sound of The Byrds and Tom Petty.” LISTEN HERE… READ MORE “Paste Magazine premieres “The Reason” from Union”

Billboard Premieres ‘Devil May Care’ from Union

Listen to a new track from Son Volt’s forthcoming Union, exclusively on Billboard! “I was raised around folk music and political commentary,” Farrar notes. “I’ve listened to Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan enough over the years, so it just felt like second nature. I felt it was my job, in a way. I’m a musician, what can I do to potentially help or change somebody’s thinking?… READ MORE “Billboard Premieres ‘Devil May Care’ from Union”

OKEMAH AND THE MELODY OF RIOT DELUXE EDITION OUT NOW ON DIGITAL, CD & VINYL!

Originally released in 2005 (and never before on vinyl) during the Bush Administration, many of the songs speak to the political agitations of the time while also looking to the past with references to 1940’s political folkie Woody Guthrie. The album’s title is a nod to Guthrie’s hometown of Okemah, OK. PURCHASE:   DIGITAL   CD   VINYL Mark Demming of AllMusic says ‘Okemah and the Melody of Riot’ is a compelling, strongly focused work that stands as Farrar’s best music since Son Volt’s debut album, 1994’s ‘Trace’.… READ MORE “OKEMAH AND THE MELODY OF RIOT DELUXE EDITION OUT NOW ON DIGITAL, CD & VINYL!”

2018 Tour Dates

Son Volt will be playing September shows in California, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, and Oklahoma. December 30th and 31st the band will play Ophelia’s in Denver, CO For all tour dates, information, and tickets visit the tour page.… READ MORE “2018 Tour Dates”

Relix magazine – Track by Track

Check out this in depth article with Jay from Relix Magazine which details track by track. Notes of Blue is out Friday, February 17! “I’ve always wanted to do a recording that focused more on the blues. I’ve done a few blues-inspired songs over the years, but this recording was a chance to expand on it and, in particular, I wanted to explore the tunings and guitar voicings of Skip James and Mississippi Fred McDowell,” Jay Farrar explains, when detailing the origins of Son Volt’s new record, Notes of Blue.… READ MORE “Relix magazine – Track by Track”