Son Volt
Formed by frontman Jay Farrar following his split from alt-country pioneers Uncle Tupelo, Son Volt provided Farrar (and fellow band members, drawn from musical stablemates Wilco) with a vehicle for his songwriting and over the course of 6 albums the band has carved a niche for itself as one of America’s most critically acclaimed acts.

Son Volt’s sound world is drawn from elements of the Rolling Stones’ Exile On Main Street, early period REM, The Byrds and Little Feat, sprinkled with Farrar’s own southern story telling.

American Central Dust is another great work from one of America’s great songwriters.