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.… READ MORE
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
For your listening pleasure – please share far and wide. Thanks, NPR Music, for streaming Notes of Blue.
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Pre-order Notes of Blue in Son Volt’s online store.… READ MORE
The first single from the album, “Back Against the Wall”, is playing on many AAA radio stations now. Call your local radio station and request it!… READ MORE