Son Volt http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Belleville Native Jay Farrar On New Work, Performs Live On Cityscape http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/belleville-native-jay-farrar-new-work-performs-live-cityscape <p>Belleville, Illinois native <a href="http://www.jayfarrar.net/">Jay Farrar</a> is the leader of the band Son Volt, an alt-country group formed in 1994 after the break-up of Uncle Tupelo.</p><p>Earlier this month Farrar, with his band Son Volt, released <em>Honky Tonk</em> (Rounder Records), a more acoustic-based sound which recalls the classic Bakersfield honky tonk music.</p><p>The new album also features Farrar’s foray into playing the pedal steel guitar, which he learned while playing with the St. Louis band, Colonel Ford.</p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 17:54:08 +0000 Alex Heuer & Mary Edwards 24961 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Belleville Native Jay Farrar On New Work, Performs Live On Cityscape