Alt-country band Son Volt are on an extensive North American tour and they are headed to Salt Lake City's Commonwealth Room on August 2.
Last summer, Son Volt released Electro Melodier, their 10th studio album, born out of bandleader Jay Farrar's time in isolation during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The record, which takes its name from vintage amplifiers from the '40s and '50s, finds the band exploring themes of social unrest and long-standing relationships.
Farrar started Son Volt in 1994, after the dissolution Uncle Tupelo, an alt-country act he co-founded with Wilco leader Jeff Tweedy and that is often credited as one of the primogenitors of Americana music. The year 2020 marked the 25th anniversary of Trace, Son Volt's beloved debut album, and they had originally planned to tour in honor of the occasion.
Jesse Farrar of Old Salt Union opens the show.
with Jesse Farrar
at The Commonwealth Room