Son Volt UnionSon Volt are leaders within the incredibly influential music movement that is Americana, led by the amazing songwriting of Jay Farrar.

Their ninth album, Farrar says, “is a testament to the role of folk music as protest music” while confronting our current political climate. Going one step further, they’ve recorded a majority of these songs at places associated with two people Farrar considers important in American history: labor and community organiser Mary Harris (at the Mother Jones Museum in Illinois) and iconic folk hero Woody Guthrie (at the Woody Guthrie Centre in Oklahoma).

Farrar’s songwriting and vocal delivery provide comfort and clarity in his understanding of reality: “I will fight for freedom with a rebel girl”… a Woody for our times.

Union is out March 29 via Thirty Tigers/Cooking Vinyl.

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