March 5, 2007

Farrar And Above

In anticipation of tomorrow’s release of Son Volt’s “The Search,” Hartford Courant Rock Critic, Eric R. Danton, sat down with Jay Farrar at a Williamsburg diner over coffee.

Farrar says he sees himslef as a “subliminal agitator”. He also says he’s still looking for his role as a songwriter, even though he’s 20 years into his music career.

John Agnello, who recorded and mixed Son Volt’s latest effort and has produced albums by Farrar, the Hold Steady, the Kills, Drive-By Truckers and Dinosaur Jr. says, “I think that’s important. And I think it’s good that he doesn’t feel like he’s found his place yet, because his search benefits the listener. He’s very quiet. He’s got a real kind of Midwestern strength to him,” Agnello says.

Farrar and his former bandmate in Uncle Tupelo, Jeff Tweedy, both hail from Belleville, Illinois near St. Louis.

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