"Country music always represented the common people, I think, and that was the appeal. There was more of a complexity to it in the 1950's when there was this convergence of recording technology and the evolution of the pedal steel guitar.."
One of the founding fathers of the “Alt Country” movement, Jay Farrar is a veteran of two critically acclaimed groups, Uncle Tupelo and Son Volt, the later of which is still a going concern. In addition to his performing, Jay co-created all of the music for the soundtrack for the 2009 documentary film One Fast Move or I’m Gone, about Jack Kerouac’s time spent at Big Sur. Jay visited with us in the studios of KWMU in St. Louis, Missouri.