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Son Volt: 2019

Jay Farrar of Son Volt in Studio A (photo by Gus Philippas/WFUV)

Jay Farrar of Son Volt in Studio A (photo by Gus Philippas/WFUV)

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Son Volt is back with his ninth album, Union. Topical songs dominate the album's subject matter: frontman Jay Farrar told me that putting pen to paper and writing about the headlines feels like "part of the job of being a songwriter."

So these new songs are direct as ever, but far from heavy-handed, delivered with those classic Son Volt melodies. While the album is a full band effort, for our live session, Farrar brought his guitar and his harmonica along to get to the acoustic core of a few songs in Studio A.

[Recorded: 3/25/19; Engineer: Lili Huang; Producer: Sarah Wardrop]

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