Published Nov 17, 2016Following a hefty bout of silence, Jay Farrar will soon be resurrecting his post-Uncle Tupelo project Son Volt for a new album. Called Notes of Blue, the new album is set to arrive on February 17 via Thirty Tigers.
While Son Volt released the archival live album Live at the Bottom Line earlier this year and treated their 1995 debut Trace to a 20th anniversary reissue in 2015, this will mark the alt-country group's first proper studio effort since 2013's Honky Tonk. According to a press release the album will feature 10 songs, which are "inspired by the spirit of the blues, but not the standard blues as most know it."
It adds: "The unique and haunting tunings of Mississippi Fred McDowell, Skip James and Nick Drake were all points of exploration for Farrar for the new collection."
Album pre-orders are set to go live on November 29 over here on Son Volt's website. That same day the band plan to announced a tour in support of the album, though so far it's unclear if the group will head to Canada.
The latest Son Volt touring lineup features Farrar, along with Andrew Duplantis, Jacob Edwards, Chris Frame and Mark Spencer.
Of course, while Farrar formed Son Volt when Uncle Tupelo broke up in 1994, Jeff Tweedy went on to form Wilco.