Benjamin Gibbard, Jay Farrar In Concert 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.
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Benjamin Gibbard, Jay Farrar In Concert

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Benjamin Gibbard, Jay Farrar In Concert

Benjamin Gibbard, Jay Farrar In Concert

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

Benjamin Gibbard, Jay Farrar In Concert

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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.