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”


PRE-ORDER VINYL / CD / DIGITAL   Son Volt’s ninth studio album, Union (Transmit Sound/Thirty Tigers), will be released worldwide on March 29th. Jay Farrar channels folk music’s enduring legacy of the troubadour on Union. “There are so many forces driving our country apart,” observes Farrar. “What can we do to bring our society back together?” Initially intended to be an entirely political statement, Union morphed into a combination of politically inspired material balanced by a cluster of new songs reflecting the power of love, time and music that sustains us.… READ MORE “PRE-ORDER NEW ALBUM UNION”


In conjunction with the release of Union, Gob Iron’s Death Songs for the Living will be reissued on March 29. In addition to download and CD, the album will also be released for the first time on vinyl. In time for Record Store Day 2019, Gob Iron will release a 7-inch with two new original songs from Jay Farrar and Anders Parker.… READ MORE “GOB IRON’S “DEATH SONGS FOR THE LIVING” TO BE REISSUED + NEW 7-INCH”

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”


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!”

The Search Deluxe + Ballymena EP Now Available

Son Volt’s “The Search” which has been out-of-print has been reissued on Deluxe, CD, digital and vinyl! This deluxe reissue mirrors the vinyl-only release of “On Chant and Strum” and features all 22 tracks on all formats. The double-LP is pressed on limited opaque sea foam green vinyl. Also available is the Record Store Day release, the Ballymena EP on 10-inch vinyl and unludes unreleased tracks from ‘Notes of Blue’ and an alternate take from ‘American Central Dust’.… READ MORE “The Search Deluxe + Ballymena EP Now Available”

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”