PASTE MAGAZINE INTERVIEW: Son Volt’s Jay Farrar on Day of the Doug

“I first met him at the Uncle Tupelo Anodyne sessions at Cedar Creek Studios in Austin, Texas. And that kind of came about just kicking around ideas, like who could we hook up with and record a song with while we were in Austin, Texas? And Doug’s name came up, and Joe Ely’s name came up, and we wound up recording with both of those guys. And obviously, we crossed paths with Doug subsequent to that, and whenever Son Volt was coming through Austin, Doug would show up and sing a song or two and then ride off into the sunset. But Doug was great at keeping in touch on the phone, and that was almost like his form of social media at the time. And subsequently, there’s that answering machine phone message that found a home on this record.”