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Son Volt is an alternative country group which formed in 1994 in St. Louis, Missouri. The band currently consists of Jay Farrar (vocals, guitar), Chris Masterson (guitar), Andrew Duplantis (bass, vocals), Mark Spencer (keyboards) and Dave Bryson (drums). Farrar is the only original member remaining in the band.

Son Volt formed after the breakup of the band Uncle Tupelo, owing to the simmering creative differences between songwriters Farrar and Jeff Tweedy. The group's members lived in Minneapolis, St Louis, and… read more

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  • Really enjoying the re-issue of Trace, the bonus live tracks have excellent sound and capture a great performance from 1996, bravo!
  • I wouldn't say, "I ended up in camp Son Volt," whatever the hell that even means but I do prefer them over Wilco, with the only possible exception being The Mermaid Sessions record with Billy Bragg and tracks like [track artist=Billy Bragg & Wilco]California Stars[/track].
  • Great songs.
  • I ended up in the Son Volt camp and never liked Wilco. [2]
  • Classic. One of my fave morning jam songs.
  • @Nakkinak and @cassadeepope. Your disagreement brings truth to the statement from the article, " a move that has sharply divided fans". I'm also one of them; I ended up in the Son Volt camp and never liked Wilco.
  • Jay is on a great run with American Central Dust and Honky Honk. Two excellent albums.
  • The best album of 2013 so far!
  • Rave review of Honky Tonk at Rock Cellar Magazine.
  • Cool, new album "Honky Tonk" due out on 3/5!

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