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Son Volt

Son Volt

Son Volt

Son Volt artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

Concerts

Live Sq

October 27, 2009 Hear the two perform songs they wrote based on Jack Kerouac's Big Sur, in concert.

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February 23, 2007 The band's Jay Farrar composes elegant, melodic songs that radiate intelligence and melancholy.

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October 21, 2005 Hear the country rock group Son Volt recorded live in concert from Washington, D.C.

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Studio Sessions

Uncle Tupelo at the Sapphire Supper Club in Orlando, Fla. Jeff Tweedy (second from left) went on to form Wilco, while Jay Farrar (second from right) created Son Volt.

April 23, 2012 Hear from the influential alt-country band and its acclaimed offshoots: Wilco and Son Volt.

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Jay Farrar, Will Johnson, Anders Parker Needle, and Yim Yames make up New Multitudes.

April 6, 2012 The folk supergroup performs songs arranged from Woody Guthrie's unpublished lyrics and musings.

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September 19, 2005 Roots-rock legends Son Volt are back with their first release in seven years.

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Discover Songs

June 29, 2005 New solo work from Daniel Lanois; Reggae meets country through Willie Nelson; Malian musical leg...

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January 12, 2005 Bob Boilen speaks with All Things Considered music reviewers Mikel Jollett, Tom Moon and Meredit...

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