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Jay Farrar

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Jay Farrar

Jay Farrar artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

Concerts

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

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April 6, 2012 The folk supergroup performs songs arranged from Woody Guthrie's unpublished lyrics and musings.

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Benjamin Gibbard and Jay Farrar.

January 25, 2010 Hear rapturous, Jack Kerouac-inspired Americana songs in a session with the two frontmen.

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Interviews & Profiles

Benjamin Gibbard and Jay Farrar

October 23, 2009 An unlikely pair has come together to interpret Jack Kerouac's autobiographical novel.

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Discover Songs

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September 21, 2009 Now on All Songs Considered: previews of some of the fall's most anticipated releases.

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More Stories

Jim James singing "Talking Empty Bed Blues"

February 27, 2012 The My Morning Jacket singer puts lyrics from Guthrie into a new musical setting.

NPR Artist Directory

Chopin

Frederic Chopin

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Gillian Welch

Gillian Welch

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Spoon

Spoon

Music, live concerts and interviews with the pop-rock band.

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Rodrigo y Gabriela

Rodrigo y Gabriela

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Bon Iver

Bon Iver

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Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus

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Emerson String Quartet

Emerson String Quartet

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

NPR Music explores the life and voice of the passionate Qawwali singer.

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Wye Oak

Wye Oak

Exclusive performances from the pop duo from Baltimore.

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M.I.A.

M.I.A.

Music and news from the Sri Lanka-born hip-hop artist and producer.

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Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

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One Fast Move or I'm Gone

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  • Album: One Fast Move or I'm Gone
  • Artist: Jay Farrar and Benjamin Gibbard
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Released: 2009
 

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  • Album: Search
  • Artist: Son Volt
  • Label: Transmit Sound/Legacy
  • Released: 2007
 

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  • Album: Sebastopol
  • Artist: Jay Farrar
  • Label: Artemis