Son Volt – Honky Tonk (2013)

Posted by on February 26, 2013as

 sonSon Volt, to release their first album in four years, Honky Tonk, on Rounder Records. The follow-up to 2009’s American Central Dust, Honky Tonk showcases a more acoustic- based side of Son Volt, in the tradition of classic Bakersfield honky tonk music.Farrar credits his time jamming on pedal steel with St. Louis band Colonel Ford with inspiring him to explore honky tonk music. But Farrar says this album is far from a nostalgia trip.“I wanted these songs to sound more contemporary and modern,” Farrar says. “There was no strict adherence to methodology of the past.”Instead Farrar says the band will explore the same lyrical vein they explored in American Central Dust.“Honky tonk music is about heartache, heartbreak, the road,” Farrar says. “I was always averse to using certain words in songs, including ‘love’ and ‘heart.’ But I started using them on American Central Dust, and now I guess the floodgates have opened.”

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