Above: Image of Jay Farrar.
Jay Farrar founded and fronted Uncle Tupelo the seminal Alt Country act whose critically acclaimed 1990 debut, No Depression, spawned a movement that made country music cool to indie kids. A rift with co-founder Jeff Tweedy caused the band to split; Tweedy formed Wilco (eventually moving away from anything resembling the Alt Country sound), while Farrar continued to mix crunchy, heartland-inspired rock with weepy, twang-toned ditties in Son Volt. Though he experimented with different sonic textures and Hawaiian slack-key tunings, his warm, hushed drawl always kept an Americana flavor.
Date: November 13th, 2011 at 9 p.m.
Cost: $18.00 / $20.00 day of show
Location: Belly Up Tavern, 143 South Cedros Avenue Solana Beach, CA 92075-1963 Google Maps