Tag: Jay Farrar

Son Volt: Trace (Rhino)

The breakup of Uncle Tupelo was nasty, and two camps quickly formed. While Jeff Tweedy may have had the more impactful career, Jay Farrar was initially seen as the better artist of the two. This superb deluxe reissue of his band Son Volt’s debut album proves this point.

Uncle Tupelo: No Depression (Legacy)

Though they came from a humble, hardscrabble scene, Belleville, Illinois-based Uncle Tupelo would posthumously be recognized as and promoted to the role of being founding fathers of the “alt.country” (whatever that is) movement. After four albums and a rather bitter split, fans have accepted that no reunion will ever take place, but because of the quality… Read More ›