St. Louis, Missouri
Venue Address (Get Directions)Visual Arts Collective (VaC)
Date and Time
Sunday, July 21st, 2013 at 7:30pm
with guest TBA
Sunday, July 21st, 2013 at The Visual Arts Collective
Show time is 8:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. General Admission. 21+.
Tickets are $25 ADV / $30 DOS (plus $3 service fee).
Tickets available Saturday, May 4th at 10am at The Record Exchange, The Egyptian Theatre box office or online at egyptiantheatre.net. Charge tickets by phone at 208-387-1273 Tues-Sat from 11a to 6p.
The Visual Arts Collective is located at 3638 Osage Street in Garden City, Idaho.
"Full of slow and midtempo waltzes and shuffles, and framed and led by pedal steel guitars and twin fiddles, along with Farrar's weary, never-in-a-big-hurry, laid-back (but somehow mysteriously intense) vocals, Honky Tonk is full of a beautiful, thoughtful, and almost Zen-like approach to life, all set against a classic old-school Bakersfield country backdrop." - Allmusic.com 4 star review of Honky Tonk
"Jay Farrar has never strayed too far from the rock & roll side of country music in his career stretching back more than 25 years, but he heads for the heart of Bakersfield on Son Volt’s new album, Honky Tonk." - ERIC R. DANTON, Rolling Stone
"Rejoice, lovers of cow punk! Son Volt has returned to put a bit of country-fried rock 'n' roll in your life. " - Bakersfield song premiere on Spinner.net
April 29, 2013 (Boise, ID) – Idaho Live presents an intimate appearance with SON VOLT on Sunday, July 21st at The Visual Arts Collective (VAC)!! Special guest TBA. Show starts at 8:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $25 in advance / $30 day of show (plus $3 service fee). Tickets on sale this Saturday at 10am at The Record Exchange, The Egyptian Theatre box office, and online at egyptiantheatre.net. Call 208-387-1273 to charge by phone Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. This is a 21+ show.
SON VOLT DELIVERS HONKY TONK (Rounder, March 13, 2013):
“Break up the silence
Make it clear
Make it last…” – “Down the Highway
From his earliest recordings in the 1990s as a founding member of Uncle Tupelo, Jay Farrar has been a keen observer of the American landscape: its beauties and its tragedies, salvations and poisons.
It’s a perspective that’s been hard-won by steady touring and travel through this nation, and Farrar’s almost two-decades as the leader of Son Volt (as well as impressive turns as an acclaimed solo artist and collaborator) have only deepened and sharpened his gift for capturing the sights and sounds of his American journey – a gift which is in evidence once again on Son Volt’s sixth studio album: Honky Tonk.
After all, few places are as quintessentially American as the honky tonks where neon beckons to lonely and discontented souls with the promise that sorrows can be drowned in whiskey, cigarettes and a timeless music in which the clear hard truths of its lyrics mine the emotional complexities of life and love as fiddle and pedal steel sweetly commiserate.
“Honky tonk music is about heartache, heartbreak, the road,” Farrar observes.
That music provides a touchstone for eleven new Son Volt songs that excavate the classic honky tonk sound of Bakersfield (and Texas and Tennessee too) yet distill and reimagine it. Honky Tonk stays true to what’s so appealing about honky tonk music, while stretching out its familiar contours into new shapes and spaces. Farrar reflects that as he wrote and recorded the music so deeply steeped in tradition for Honky Tonk, “I realized I also wanted these songs to sound more contemporary and modern. There was no strict adherence to methodology of the past. You never want to be a nostalgia act.”
“Always a common thread between us…” – “Heart and Minds” MORE...
HEARTS AND MINDS video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=VCNT4vg7T6Q
4 star Allmusic ablum review: http://www.allmusic.com/album/honky-tonk-mw0002459945