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

No Depression Interview

Jay talks Uncle Tupelo, history, and blues guitar greats with No Depression.

“Jay Farrar is what you might call the archetypal journeyman. At age 50, he remains an architect of modern Americana as he continues to fuse the disparate genres of rock, roots, folk, blues and country into his musical amalgam.”



Son Volt’s Notes of Blue pre-sale is live in the Son Volt store! In the pre-sale, we are pleased to present signed photographs from Jay Farrar which capture a slice of Americana and life on the road. The pre-sale also features the album download as well as standard and exclusive releases on cd and vinyl. The exclusive release is limited. Various bundles also feature a special woodcut, letterpress poster as well as t-shirt options.… READ MORE