We're quite pleased to offer up Son Volt’s new album, Honky Tonk. It's the seventh studio release from Jay Farrar and company, the more rootsy offshoot from the Uncle Tupelo split. On Honky Tonk, though, they go further in search of their country roots. Sort of an old-school Bakersfield record, with songs heaped in pedal steel guitar licks, all of them played by Farrar, who learned the instrument just two years ago.
“Honky tonk music is about heartache, heartbreak, the road,” the frontman says. Honky Tonk is about those things, too. The result is an album that sounds familiar to us, like something we wished we heard in our past.