Ludlow Garage, 323 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH
7pm doors, 8:30pm show, Buy Tickets
Alt-Country pioneers Son Volt is set to perform at Ludlow Garage on September 18, in support of their upcoming tenth studio album Electro Melodier (July 30 via Transmit Sound/Thirty Tigers). The new album is infused with sounds of folk, country, blues, soul and rock. You will also find frontman and Son Volt founder, Jay Farrar, reaching new heights with his unparallelled songwriting. Listen to their first track “Reverie” HERE.
On Electro Melodier, Farrar shines light on thought-provoking issues that impact us all, including the recent pandemic, love and the inevitable passing of time. The current political divide makes its appearance on the album as well and finds Son Volt defying new odds musically. Electro Melodier picks up where the band left off since their 2019 release, Union, which garnered attention from outlets such as NPR, Billboard, Salon and more.
A defining and revered figure in the world of roots rock, Jay Farrar’s songwriting and distinctive vocals helped launch, via his band Uncle Tupelo, the alt country movement of the 1990’s that was the precursor to what is now widely referred to as Americana. One of the most influential bands of their generation, Son Volt continue to inspire while creating vital and relevant music that will endure for years to come.
Son Volt’s 1995 debut Trace was heavily lauded and remains a defining document of the ’90s alt-country movement. Two decades later, the group continues to decidedly capture the times while breaking new musical ground on Electro Melodier.