Groupe Country Rock US formé en 1994. Son Volt est composé de Andrew Duplantis, Dave Bryson, Jay Farrar et Brad Rice.

Led by vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter Jay Farrar, Son Volt became one of the leading bands in the alternative country community, attracting critical praise and an audience that was loyal if not always large. Jay Farrar first made an impression on music fans as the co-founder, with Jeff Tweedy, of seminal alt-country group Uncle Tupelo. After touring in support of their 1993 masterpiece Anodyne, Uncle Tupelo split up over long-simmering creative differences between Farrar and Tweedy. Tweedy recruited much of the band's final lineup to form Wilco, while Farrar teamed up with original Tupelo drummer Mike Heidorn to form Son Volt, the more traditionally minded of the two Tupelo offshoots. Joined by brothers Jim Boquist (bass) and Dave Boquist (guitar, fiddle, banjo, fiddle, steel guitar), the band signed to Warner Bros. and released its debut album, Trace, in 1995. It was greeted with excellent reviews from most critics, offering a set of stark, subtle, mostly downbeat songs that drew from traditional country, folk, and roots rock. The single "Drown" was successful on both college and rock radio, and the band subsequently added unofficial fifth member Eric Heywood on mandolin and pedal steel for its second album, 1997's Straightaways.
While Straightaways mined stylistic territory similar to Trace, it wasn't as dynamic or engaging and not as celebrated by the press, and although 1998's Wide Swing Tremolo was a noticeably harder-rocking affair, the erosion of critical support for the group continued. After touring behind Wide Swing Tremolo, Son Volt went on hiatus in 1999, though they refused to call it a breakup. Farrar debuted as a solo artist with the 2001 album Sebastopol, and released two more solo albums in 2003 (Terroir Blues) and 2004 (Stone, Steel & Bright Lights).
In 2005, Rhino issued a Son Volt collection, Retrospective: 1995-2000, which lent weight to the belief that the group had called it a day. But Son Volt weren't over, and Farrar revived the nameplate in July 2005 with a new edition of the group. For the album Okemah and the Melody of Riot, recorded in St. Louis and released by the Sony imprint Legacy Recordings, Farrar was joined by drummer Dave Bryson, bassist Andrew Duplantis, and ex-Backsliders guitarist Brad Rice. The Search followed in early 2007, followed by American Central Dust in 2009, the group's first release for the venerable roots music label Rounder Records. American Central Dust also debuted a new Son Volt lineup, with Farrar joined by Chris Masterson on guitar, Mark Spencer on steel guitar and keyboards, and the previous rhythm section of Duplantis and Bryson. Honky Tonk, a sort of homage to the Bakersfield country sound full of pedal steel guitars and twin fiddles, arrived early in 2013.
In 2015, Rhino Records marked the 20th anniversary of the release of Trace with an expanded and remastered edition of the album, including Farrar's original songwriting demos for the album and tracks from a Son Volt concert recorded in New York City in February 1996. Farrar supported the re-release with a solo tour in which he performed the album's songs in full. Farrar reconvened Son Volt in 2016 to record a new album, Notes of Blue, which was released in February 2017. The album, in which the bandmembers indulged their taste for classic blues music, was released by Farrar's Transmit Sound label through a distribution deal with Thirty Tigers. Notes of Blue also saw more personnel changes for Son Volt, featuring Farrar, Spencer (this time on bass, side guitar, and piano), fiddler Gary Hunt, pedal steel player Jason Kardong, and drummer Jacob Edwards.

http://www.sonvolt.net/

http://www.jayfarrar.net/

Talents : Jay : Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals - Brad : Guitar - Andrew : Bass, Vocals - Dave : Drums

Style musical : Country Rock, Alternative Country

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Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles & EP

1995 CD WARNER BROS. PRO-CD-8183 (US) (promo) .

Route (album version)

1995 CD WARNER BROS. PRO-CD-7825 (US) (promo)

Drown

1996 CD WARNER BROS. PRO-CD-8154 (US) (promo)

Drown (live)

1997 CD WARNER BROS. PRO-CD-6710 (US) (promo)

Back Into Your World

1997 CD WARNER BROS. PRCD 704 (GER) (promo)

Back To Your World

1997 CD WARNER BROS. PRO-CD-8854 (US) (promo)

Caryatid Easy (album version)

1997 CD WARNER BROS. PRO-CD-8743 (US) (promo)

Switchback - Back Into Your World / Tulsa County (non-album track) / Drown (live) / Going, Going, Gone (non-album track)

11/1998 CD WARNER BROS. PRO-CD-9596 (US) (promo)

Straightface [radio version]

1998 CD WARNER BROS. PRO-CD-9458 (US) (promo)

Driving The View

1999 CD WARNER BROS. PRO-CD-9601 (US) (promo)

Straightface EP - Straightface (radio version) / Holocaust / Last Time Around / Straightface (live)

09/2005 CD Transmit Sound ‎JK 94830 (US) AFTERGLOW 61 EP - Afterglow 61 (radio mix) / Joe Citizen Blues (live) / Bandages & Scars (live) / Medication (live) / Ipecac (live) / Gramophone (Acoustic)
2005 CD Transmit Sound ‎? (US) (promo)

Joe Citizen Blues/Jet Pilot

2005 CD Transmit Sound JSK 59680 (US) (promo)

Free Form Radio Advance - 5 New Songs - Afterglow 61 (radio mix) / Gramophone / Jet Pilot / Bandages & Scars (radio mix) / 6 String Belief

2007 CD Transmit Sound ‎? (US) (promo) The Picture
2007 CD Transmit Sound 88697 07492 2 (US) (promo) The Search Bonus CD - Underground Dream (live acoustic) / Highways And Cigarettes (demo) / Bandages And Scars (live at Bonnaroo 2006)
2007 CD ? (US) (promo) .

Underground Dream / Highway And Cigarettes / Bandages & Scars / The Pictures / Highway And Cigarettes / Cicadian Rhythm

11/2017 EP 10"  Transmit Sound TS-2017-1 (US) (limited edition)

Ballymena - Ballymena / Dressed In White / Yellow Walls / Sultana

Albums

09/1995 CD WARNER BROS. 46010 (US) TRACE - Windfall / Live Free / Tear Stained Eye / Route / Ten Second News / Drown / Loose String / Out Of The Picture / Catching On / Too Early / Mystifies me
09/1995 CD WARNER BROS. 46010 (US) (promo) TRACE - Windfall / Live Free / Tear Stained Eye / Route / Ten Second News / Drown / Loose String / Out Of The Picture / Catching On / Too Early / Mystifies me
04/1997 CD WARNER BROS. 46518 (US) STRAIGHTAWAYS - Caryatid Easy / Back Into Your World / Picking Up The Signal / Left A Slide / Creosote / Cemetery Savior / Last Minute Shakedown / Been Set Free / No More Parades / Way Down Watson
04/1997 CD WARNER BROS. 2-46518-AB (US) (promo) STRAIGHTAWAYS - Caryatid Easy / Back Into Your World / Picking Up The Signal / Left A Slide / Creosote / Cemetery Savior / Last Minute Shakedown / Been Set Free / No More Parades / Way Down Watson
1997 CD WARNER BROS. PROPWB97/2/9362-46518-2 (GER) (promo) STRAIGHTAWAYS - Caryatid Easy / Back Into Your World / Picking Up The Signal / Left A Slide / Creosote / Cemetery Savior / Last Minute Shakedown / Been Set Free / No More Parades / Way Down Watson
10/1998 CD WARNER BROS. 47059 (US) WIDE SWING TEMOLO - Straightface / Driving The View / Jodel / Medicine Hat / Strands / Flow / Dead Man's Clothes / Right On Through / Chanty / Carry You Down / Question / Streets That Time Walks / Hanging Blue Side / Blind Hope
1998 CD WARNER BROS. 9362 47059-2 (EUR) (promo) WIDE SWING TEMOLO - Straightface / Driving The View / Jodel / Medicine Hat / Strands / Flow / Dead Man's Clothes / Right On Through / Chanty / Carry You Down / Question / Streets That Time Walks / Hanging Blue Side / Blind Hope
05/2005 CD WARNER BROS. / RHINO 74619 (US) A RETROSPECTIVE: 1995-2000 - Drown / Windfall / Route / Rex's Blues (Jay Farrar & Kelly Willis) / Looking At The World Through A Windshield / Too Early / Back Into Your World / Picking Up The Signal / I've Got To Know / Creosote / Straightface / Tulsa County / Driving The View / Ain't No More Cane / Flow / Holocaust / Tear Stained Eye / Loose String / Medicine Hat / Open All Night
07/2005 CD Transmit Sound JK 96469 (US) OKEMAH AND THE MELODY OF RIOT - Bandages & Scars / Afterglow 61 / Jet Pilot / Atmosphere / Ipecac / Who / Endless War / Medication / 6 String Belief / Gramophone / Chaos Streams / World Waits For You / World Waits For You (reprise)
07/2005 2 CD Transmit Sound ? (US) 'promo) OKEMAH AND THE MELODY OF RIOT - Revisited On The Road And On The Radio :
CD 1 : Studio Recordings : Bandages & Scars / Afterglow 61 / Jet Pilot / Atmosphere / Ipecac / Who / Endless War / Medication / 6 String Belief / Gramophone / Chaos Streams / World Waits For You / World Waits For You (reprise) / Studio Bonus Tracks : Joe Citizen Blues / Exurbia / Anacostia
CD 2 : Live Recordings : Bandages & Scars (live on World Cafe/WXPN) / Afterglow 61 (live on KEXP) / Jet Pilot (live at the Orange Peel) / Atmosphere (live on KUT) / Ipecac (live on World Cafe/WXPN) / Who (live on WDST) / Endless War (live at the Orange Peel) / Medication (live at Housing Works) / 6 String Belief (live at the Orange Peel) / Gramophone (live on WFUV) / Chaos Streams (live at the Orange Peel) / World Waits For You (live at the Orange Peel) / Joe Citizen Blues (live at Non-Commvention) / Armagideon Time (live at the Orange Peel)
07/2005 CD + DVD Transmit Sound JN 94743 (US) OKEMAH AND THE MELODY OF RIOT :
CD Audio Side : Bandages & Scars / Afterglow 61 / Jet Pilot / Atmosphere / Ipecac / Who / Endless War / Medication / 6 String Belief / Gramophone / Chaos Streams / World Waits For You / World Waits For You (reprise)
DVD Side : Bandages & Scars / Afterglow 61 / Jet Pilot / Atmosphere / Ipecac / Who / Endless War / Medication / 6 String Belief / Gramophone / Chaos Streams / World Waits For You / World Waits For You (reprise) / Break Through The Lens
07/2005 CD + DVD Transmit Sound JN 94994 (US) (limited edition) OKEMAH AND THE MELODY OF RIOT :

CD Side of DualDisc : Bandages & Scars / Afterglow 61 / Jet Pilot / Atmosphere / Ipecac / Who / Endless War / Medication / 6 String Belief / Gramophone / Chaos Streams / World Waits For You / World Waits For You (reprise)

DVD Side of DualDisc : Audio : Bandages & Scars / Afterglow 61 / Jet Pilot / Atmosphere / Ipecac / Who / Endless War / Medication / 6 String Belief / Gramophone / Chaos Streams / World Waits For You / World Waits For You (reprise) / Video : Break Through The Lens / Bonus DVD : Bandages & Scars (live) / Gramophone (live) / Drown (live) / Afterglow 61 (acoustic)

2005 CD Transmit Sound ‎BVCM-31169 (JAP) OKEMAH AND THE MELODY OF RIOT - Bandages & Scars / Afterglow 61 / Jet Pilot / Atmosphere / Ipecac / Who / Endless War / Medication / 6 String Belief / Gramophone / Chaos Streams / World Waits For You / World Waits For You (reprise) / Joe Citizen Blues / Exurbia / Anacostia
2006 CD Legacy ‎JSK 686447 (US) (promo)

Selections From The DVD - 6 String Belief - Son Volt Live - Damn Shame / Feel Free / Who / Live Free / Back Into Your World / Medicine Hat / Joe Citizen Blues / Atmosphere / Picking Up The Signal / Straightface / Ipecac / Caryatid Easy / Jet Pilot / Endless War / 6 String Belief / Medication / Barstow / Driving The View / Chaos Stream / Tear Stained Eye / Windfall

03/2007 CD Transmit Sound 88697 03232 2 (US) THE SEARCH - Slow Hearse / The Picture / Action / Underground Dream / Circadian Rhythm / Beacon Soul / The Search / Adrenaline And Heresy / Satellite / Automatic Society / Methamphetamine / L Train / Highways And Cigarettes / Phosphate Skin
03/2007 CD Transmit Sound ? (US) THE SEARCH - Slow Hearse / The Picture / Action / Underground Dream / Circadian Rhythm / Beacon Soul / The Search / Adrenaline And Heresy / Satellite / Automatic Society / Methamphetamine / L Train / Highways And Cigarettes / Phosphate Skin
03/2007 CD Transmit Sound 88697 03232 2 (US) (promo) (limited edition) THE SEARCH - Slow Hearse / The Picture / Action / Underground Dream / Circadian Rhythm / Beacon Soul / The Search / Adrenaline And Heresy / Satellite / Automatic Society / Methamphetamine / L Train / Highways And Cigarettes / Phosphate Skin / The Search Bonus CD : Underground Dream (live acoustic) / Highways And Cigarettes (demo) / Bandages & Scars (live at Boonaroo 2006)
03/2007 CD + CD EP Transmit Sound 88697 03232 2 (US) (limited edition) THE SEARCH :
CD : Slow Hearse / The Picture / Action / Underground Dream / Circadian Rhythm / Beacon Soul / The Search / Adrenaline And Heresy / Satellite / Automatic Society / Methamphetamine / L Train / Highways And Cigarettes / Phosphate Skin

The Search Bonus CD : The Picture (recording session no horns) / Highways And Cigarettes (recording session acoustic) / Circadian Rhythm (live at Austin City Limits Festival 2006)

05/2007 CD + CD EP Transmit Sound 88697 03232 2 (US)  (limited edition) THE SEARCH :
CD : Slow Hearse / The Picture / Action / Underground Dream / Circadian Rhythm / Beacon Soul / The Search / Adrenaline And Heresy / Satellite / Automatic Society / Methamphetamine / L Train / Highways And Cigarettes / Phosphate Skin

The Search Bonus CDR : Underground Dream (live acoustic) / Highways And Cigarettes (demo) / Bandages & Scars (live @ Bonnaroo '06) / The Picture (no Horns) / Highways And Cigarettes (acoustic) / Circadian Rhythm (live @ Austin City Limits Festival 06)

07/2007 2 LP 12" Transmit Sound 8869712883 1 (US) ON CHANT AND STRUM :
DISC 1 : The Search / Carnival Blues / Methamphetamine / Bleed The Line / L Train / Phosphate Skin / The Picture / Beacon Soul / Underground Dream / Exurbia / Adrenaline And Heresy
DISC 2 : Action / Circadian Rhythm / Bicycle Hotel / Houdini Punches / Acetone Angels / Satellite / Automatic Society / Waking World / Highways And Cigarettes / Coltrane Free / Slow Hearse
07/2009 CD ROUNDER 11661-3274-2 (US) AMERICAN CENTRAL DUST - Dynamite / Down To The Wire / Roll On / Cocaine And Ashes / Dust Of Daylight / When The Wheels Don't Move / No Turning Back / Pushed Too Far / Exiles / Sultana / Strength And Doubt / Jukebox Of Steel
03/2013 CD ROUNDER 11661 9145 2 (US) HONKY TONK - Hearts And Minds / Brick Walls / Wild Side / Down The Highway / Bakersfield / Livin' On / Tears Of Change / Angel Of The Blues / Seawall / Barricades / Shine On
11/2015 2 CD WARNER BROS. WPCR-16747 (JAP) TRACE :
CD 1 : Windfall / Live Free / Tear Stained Eye / Route / Ten Second News / Drown / Loose String / Out Of The Picture / Catching On / Too Early / Mystifies Me / Route (acoustic demo) (previously unissued) / Drown (demo) (previously unissued) / Out Of The Picture (demo) (previously unissued) / Loose String (demo) (previously unissued) / Live Free (demo) (previously unissued) / Too Early (demo) (previously unissued) / Catching On (demo) (previously unissued) / Windfall (demo) (previously unissued)
CD 2 : Route (previously unissued) / Loose String (previously unissued) / Catching On (previously unissued) / Live Free (previously unissued) / Anodyne (previously unissued) / Windfall (previously unissued) / Slate (previously unissued) / Out Of The Picture (previously unissued) / Tear Stained Eye (previously unissued) / True To Life (previously unissued) / Cemetery Savior (previously unissued) / Ten Second News (previously unissued) / Fifteen Keys (previously unissued) / Drown (previously unissued) / Looking For A Way Out (previously unissued) / Chickamauga (previously unissued) / Too Early (previously unissued) / Looking At The World Through A Windshield (previously unissued)
04/2016 2 LP 12" WARNER BROS. 081227947576 (US)

Live At The Bottom Line - February 12, 1996 :
DISC 1 : Route / Loose String / Catching On / Live Free / Anodyne / Windfall / Slate / Out Of The Picture / Tear Stained Eye / True To Life
DISC 2 : Cemetery Savior / Ten Second News / Fifteen Keys / Drown / Looking For A Way Out / Chickamauga / Too Early / Looking At The World Through A Windshield

02/2017 CD Transmit Sound TS-2016-2 (US)

Notes Of Blue - Promise The World / Back Against The Wall / Static / Cherokee St. / The Storm / Lost Souls / Midnight / Sinking Down / Cairo And Southern / Threads And Steel

02/2017 CD Transmit Sound TS-2016-2 (US) (limited edition) Notes Of Blue - Promise The World / Back Against The Wall / Static / Cherokee St. / The Storm / Lost Souls / Midnight / Sinking Down / Cairo And Southern / Threads And Steel
04/2018 2 LP 12" Transmit Sound TS-2018-3 (US) (special edition, red vinyl) OKEMAH AND THE MELODY OF RIOT :
DISC 1 : Bandages & Scars / Afterglow 61 / Jet Pilot / Atmosphere / Ipecac / Who / Endless War / Medication / 6 String Belief / Gramophone
DISC 2 : Chaos Streams / World Waits For You / World Waits For You (reprise) / Exurbia (non-album track) / Joe Citizen Blues (live) / Anacostia (non-album track) / Afterglow 61 (live) / Gramaphone (live) / Ipecac (live) / Bandages & Scars (live) / Atmosphere (live) / Medication (live)
04/2018 2 CD Transmit Sound TS2018CD (US) (deluxe edition) THE SEARCH :
CD 1 : The Search / Carnival Blues / Methamphetamine / Bleed The Line / L Train / Phosphate Skin / The Picture / Beacon Soul / Underground Dream / Exurbia / Adrenaline And Heresy
CD 2 : Action / Circadian Rhythm / Bicycle Hotel / Houdini Punches / Acetone Angels / Satellite / Automatic Society / Waking World / Highways And Cigarettes / Coltrane Free / Slow Hearse

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