Synopsis by Mark Deming
After the breakup of the pioneering alt-country band Uncle Tupelo, guitarist and songwriter Jay Farrar founded Son Volt, which gave him a purer vehicle for his moody and compelling songs and rich vocal style. In 1997, as Son Volt were touring in support of their second album, Straightaways, Farrar and bandmates Dave Boquist, Jim Boquist, and Mike Heidorn appeared on PBS's award-winning music series Austin City Limits, and this home-video release features the complete performance they recorded for the show (which was edited to 30 minutes for its original broadcast). Son Volt: Live From Austin, TX features a 16-song set from the group, including "Windfall," "Loose String," "Picking Up the Signal," "Cemetery Savior," "True to Life," "Chickamauga," and more.
alternative-country, concert, rock-band