Friday, April 6th, 2007
CONTEST – Son Volt @ The Mod Club – April 12, 2007
I always find it interesting, as the comments in this post last month demonstrate, how riled up some people get when discussing the pros and cons of Jay Farrar – especially considering he’s pretty much the epitome of “keep on doing what I’m doing”, regardless of what others think. But I think it comes down to this: if, after all these years, you’re still interested in what Jay’s doing, you’ll find something to enjoy in all his work, The Search included. And if you’re not, you’d have turned your attention elsewhere long ago. Metromix has some fun with a surprisingly game Farrar while The Press-Enterprise, The Herald and The Colorado Springs Independent also have chats with him about the new record.
And accompanying Son Volt on this leg of the tour is Drive-By Trucker Jason Isbell. As More Cowbell reports, his long-awaited solo record Sirens Of The Ditch will be out July 10 and I’m definitely looking forward to hearing him preview it next week. The Times Daily talks to Isbell about striking out on his own while The News Times talks to bandmate Pattersoon Hood about the current state of the DBT nation.
I guess I should get to the contest portion of this post, eh? Okay – courtesy of Against The Grain, I’ve got two pairs of passes to give away to the Son Volt/Jason Isbell show next week. I’ve ALSO got a copy of The Search on CD to give away. To enter, email me at contests AT chromewaves.net with “I want me some Son Volt” in the subject line and in the body, your full name if you’re angling for the passes and your full mailing address if you’d rather score the CD. Naturally, if you want the passes please live in Toronto or surrounding areas but if you want the CD, that’s open to whoever. If you’re a local and want a shot at the passes AND the CD, include your mailing address and mention that you’ll take either. We’ll see how this shakes out. Clear as mud? Good. Contest closes at midnight, Monday April 9.