Benjamin Gibbard, Jay Farrar In Concert

Hear The Duo Perform Songs Composed For Jack Kerouac's 'Big Sur'

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Jay Farrar (Son Volt, Uncle Tupelo) and Benjamin Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie) take the stage together to perform songs inspired by the writings of Jack Kerouac, in a full concert recorded live from Washington, D.C. The performance features music from the duo's new album One Fast Move or I'm Gone: Music From Kerouac's Big Sur.

Farrar and Gibbard met in 2007 while scoring a new documentary film about Kerouac. After finishing the project, the two decided to keep working. They found inspiration in his 1962 novel Big Sur, a searing story about the ravages of alcoholism, and composed 12 new songs based on Kerouac's words. The resulting album, One Fast Move or I'm Gone: The Music of Big Sur, is more country-flavored than the music Gibbard normally performs with Death Cab for Cutie. But it's dark and beautifully melodic.

Farrar and Gibbard's Oct. 27 performance at the 9:30 Club is one of just six shows the two have scheduled to perform the songs of One Fast Move live.

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