1. The Low Anthem, William Fitzsimmons, Lee Ranaldo Contribute to Jack Kerouac-Inspired Album

    September 20, 2013 3:40 AM EDT Several indie rockers have collaborated on a disc that pays tribute to a Jack Kerouac novel - and it's not "On the Road." The album, which features artists like The Low Anthem, William Fitzsimmons, Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth and T ...

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  3. Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard Announces Solo Album

    July 17, 2012 1:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 After seven studio albums as the frontman of indie rock stalwarts Death Cab For Cutie , Ben Gibbard is striking out on his own with a solo disc. "Former Lives," his first solo album, is due out on Oct. 16 in North America via Barsuk Record ...

  4. Jay Farrar Tackles Woody Guthrie in 'New Multitudes'

    March 09, 2012 2:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Collaboration With Members of MMJ, Varnaline & Centro-matic Tops Billboard's Heatseekers Chart The day after Jay Farrar (Son Volt), Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Anders Parker (Varnaline) and Will Johnson (Centro-matic) hit No. 1 on the Bi ...

  5. How Woody Guthrie's Lyrics With Jay Farrar, Jim James, Anders Parker and Will Johnson Topped Billboard's Heatseekers Chart

    March 09, 2012 11:00 AM EST The day after Jay Farrar (Son Volt), Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Anders Parker (Varnaline) and Will Johnson (Centro-matic) hit No. 1 on the Billboard Heatseekers' chart, they hit Santa Monica radio station KCRW for a performance and interv ...

  6. Exclusive: Billy Bragg on Woody Guthrie, 3rd 'Mermaid Avenue' Set

    March 08, 2012 2:15 PM EST 0 0 0 "My initial reaction was, 'Surely this is Bob Dylan's job'" -- Billy Bragg To commemorate 100 years since Woody Guthrie 's birth, Nonesuch Records will release the four-disc "Mermaid Avenue: The Complete Sessions,& ...

  7. Jimmy Fallon to Honor Pink Floyd With Week of Tributes

    September 22, 2011 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Last year "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" celebrated a whole week of the Rolling Stones . In May, Bob Marley got his due. Now, the music-loving talk host is setting aside the week of Sept. 26-30 to honor one of the most beloved bands in his ...

  8. Jay Farrar: 6 Questions

    October 16, 2009 1:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 Best-known for leading the alt-country rock bands Uncle Tupelo and Son Volt , Jay Farrar teamed with Death Cab for Cutie 's Ben Gibbard for his latest project, an album with lyrics based on the prose from Jack Kerouac 's 1962 novel "B ...

  9. Death Cab's Ben Gibbard, Jay Farrar Team Up For Kerouac Soundtrack

    August 13, 2009 2:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 In an ode to iconic author Jack Kerouac, alt-country veteran Jay Farrar has teamed up with Death Cab for Cutie 's Ben Gibbard for a collaborative album entitled "One Fast Move or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur," Billboard.com h ...

  10. The Dead, Black Crowes Deliver At Rothbury

    July 05, 2009 8:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 Forget Independence Day. Saturday was the day of The Dead at the Rothbury Festival, which came as no surprise to anyone paying attention to the plethora of Grateful Dead-related attire worn around the Double JJ ranch site or to the many Dead flags t ...

  11. Son Volt Returns With New Album, Label

    April 06, 2009 11:47 AM EDT 0 0 0 Son Volt, the Americana-inspired rock group fronted by Jay Farrar, returns this summer with a new album and new label. "American Central Dust," the band's sixth full-length and its first since signing with Rounder Records, will be rel ...

  12. Son Volt 'Searches' For New Sounds

    December 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Son Volt will unveil its fifth full-length, "The Search," on March 6 via Transmit Sound/Legacy. The follow-up to 2005's "Okemah and the Melody of Riot" was produced by frontman Jay Farrar, who suggest Son Volt will unveil it ...

  13. Farrar Looks Back, Son Volt Readies DVD

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As Son Volt begins early work on its fifth album, group leader Jay Farrar is planning to release a collection of mostly traditional songs he cut with former Varnaline singer Anders Parker in the fall, As Son Volt begins early work on its fifth album ...

  14. CALIFONE, "Roomsound"

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Named after that age-old line of bulky record players you used to get your groove on with at the school library back in the day, Califone has been helping Americana convert itself from analog to digit Named after that age-old line of bulky record pl ...

  15. No Depression Surveys Decade Of Alt-Country

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Call it Americana, alt-country, roots music, what-have-you: The musical genre without a bin card has been defined for a decade by No Depression magazine. Call it Americana, alt-country, roots music, what-have-you: The musical genre without a bin car ...

  16. Billboard Bits: 'Rose & Briar,' Manics, Davie Allan

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on 'Rose & Briar,' Manics, Davie Allan Jay Farrar; Rosanne Cash; Laurie Anderson; Bob Neuwirth; Terre Roche; Shannon McNally; Jenni Muldaur; Rodney Crowell; Steven Van Zandt; Davie Allan; Jimmy Vivino Billboard Bits: 'Rose &a ...

  17. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Nov. 15-21)

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Nov. 15-21, 2004). IT'S EMINEM'S WORLD: And you're just living in it. With the release of his latest album, "Encore" (Interscope), Eminem is pulling out most of the stops ...

  18. 47TunesOnTV

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Nov. 15-21, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 15 "106 & Park," BET Featured artist: Destiny's Child. "Green Day Makes a Video," MTV2 Featured artist: Green Day (& ...

  19. eBay, Virgin, Son Volt & Downhill Battle

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tangled Web: A weekly column featuring intriguing online music-related issues & destinations. This Week: eBay, Virgin, Son Volt and Downhill Battle. TWO MORE JOIN FRAY: In the past week, two more digital-music services jumped into the increasing ...

  20. Billboard Bits: Son Volt, Grandaddy, Monk Competition

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Son Volt, Grandaddy, Monk Competition Roots-rock outfit Son Volt has reunited and is about to begin work on a new studio album. Group members Jay Farrar, Dave and Jim Boquist and Mike Heidorn recently ended a five-year hiatus to record a tra ...

  21. Music Fuels New Year's Eve Celebrations

    December 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 While the winter holidays often signal a break from live performance and touring for many music acts, the festivities surrounding New Year's Eve tend to drag others off of the couch and onto the stage While the winter holidays often signal a br ...

  22. Hot Product

    June 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- Hip-hop outfit Black Eyes Peas' "Elephunk" (A&M), featuring guest appearances by Justin Timberlake and Blink-182's Travis Barker. -- Veteran rap duo Gan ...

  23. 'Austin City Limits' Fest Unveils Full Lineup

    June 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 More than 100 artists will perform on eight stages during the second annual Austin City Limits Music Festival. Set for Sept. 19-21, the event is expected to draw more than 75,000 to Zilker Park in the More than 100 artists will perform on eight stag ...

  24. Farrar Gets The 'Blues' On New Album

    May 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Alt-country veteran Jay Farrar will release a new, 23-track studio album, "Terroir Blues" on June 24. Marking the debut release through his own Act/Resist imprint via Artemis, the former Uncle Tupelo/ Alt-country veteran Jay Farrar will re ...

  25. March 16-20, 1992

    April 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nine years after Uncle Tupelo split—fracturing into Wilco and Son Volt—the alt-country heroes' four albums (No Depression, Still Feel Gone, March 16-20, 1992, and Anodyne) have all resur Nine years after Uncle Tupelo split—fracturing into Wilco ...

  26. Tupelo Honey: Seminal Alt-Country Act Reissued

    January 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Three of the four albums recorded by pioneering alt-country act Uncle Tupelo will see re-release March 11 via Columbia/Legacy. As previously reported, the remastered editions will come complete with b Three of the four albums recorded by pioneering ...

  27. Billboard Bits: WFUV, Dixie Chicks, Adrian Legg

    November 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Stories on WFUV New York's "City Folk Live V" compilation CD, the Dixie Chicks' Emily Robison's baby, and guitarist Adrian Legg's latest album. Noncommercial New York radio station WFUV's fifth "City Folk" ...

  28. 89/93: An Anthology

    April 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 At this point in alt-country's evolution, there's no question that the number of people who've heard of the pioneering Uncle Tupelo—through association with its two offspring, Wilco and Son Vol At this point in alt-country's evol ...

  29. Columbia Marks Uncle Tupelo's Legacy

    January 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Alt-country pioneers Uncle Tupelo will be the subject of an upcoming single disc retrospective, due April 9 via Columbia/Legacy. Collecting all of the key tracks from the group's first three Rockville Alt-country pioneers Uncle Tupelo will be t ...

  30. Jay Farrar Spreads His Solo Wings

    September 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Explaining the dissolution of alt-country faves Son Volt, singer/songwriter Jay Farrar, the band's former leader, has no dramatic stories to tell. After the lauded group finished its final tour early Explaining the dissolution of alt-country fa ...