Gram Parsons Derry Down welcomes back Jay Farrar with Gary Hunt and special guests Colonel Ford, on February 10, 2024. Doors 6 PM, Jay Farrar 7 PM and, Col. Ford 8:30 PM.
After spearheading the alt-country movement with Uncle Tupelo, Jay Farrar pursued his vision with Son Volt, who recorded three landmark albums in the ’90s before the groundbreaking artist put the band on extended hiatus and cut three solo LPs. Missing the free exchange of ideas and the surprises that inevitably occur when a group of simpatico musicians lock together, Farrar assembled a new lineup of Son Volt in 2004 and has since released seven albums. Along the way, Farrar has worked on collaborative odes to Jack Kerouac and Woody Guthrie.
Son Volt’s latest record, Day of the Doug, revisits the music of legendary Texas troubadour Doug Sahm. But it’s much more than fond remembrance and colorful tribute. It is a summoning and a celebration of a songwriter and performer whose work forged country, Tex-Mex, rock, rhythm and blues, folk, and psychedelia into an utterly unique American sound.