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Son Volt w/ Anders Parker

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Son Volt w/ Anders Parker
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 8:00 PM
Harvester Performance Center, Rocky Mount, VA
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  • Door Time: 7:00 PM
  • Show Type: Americana
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Notes Of Blue

We are excited to announce the release of Son Volt's new album, Notes of Blue (Thirty Tigers), on February 17, 2017 (simultaneous release in UK, EU, Australia & New Zealand).

The 10 songs on Notes of Blue are inspired by the spirit of the blues, but not the standard blues as most know it. The unique and haunting tunings of Mississippi Fred McDowell, Skip James and Nick Drake were all points of exploration for Farrar for the new collection. The album opens with the country soul of "Promise The World", followed by "Back Against The Wall", a song that could stand alongside the great Son Volt songs of their early albums. However, Notes of Blue reflects the blues as it resides in the folk tradition, but heavily amplified. The primal stomp of "Cherokee St", the frenetic guitar on "Static" and the raw slide in "Sinking Down" exude grit and attitude. Conversely, tracks such as "The Storm" and "Cairo and Southern" seamlessly meld blues with hypnotic melodies that add a unique balance to Notes of Blue.

   Beginning March 2, Son Volt will be on tour in support of Notes of Blue. The touring lineup will include Jay Farrar, Andrew Duplantis, Jacob Edwards, Chris Frame, and Mark Spencer. Dates will be announced via the website on November 29 and on sale December 2.

Anders Parker

  Across an almost 20 year career Anders Parker has cut his own path, zig zagging across roads and wilds with his music.  From Portland, OR, to Brooklyn, NY, to Raleigh, NC, to Upstate New York, to Burlington, VT, with some short, rootless incursions into California, Texas, and beyond, Parker has left a trail of inspiration behind, while mining the earth, air, and gravity of each stop, turning that rugged ore into beautifully constructed testaments of life’s experiences.
Scorched Earth rock songs, fragile acoustic tunes, shiny synth-pop, ambient instrumental drones, aching duets, pastoral folk, winding arrangements, and more, have all been explored through his prolific output.
Parker has released five albums under his own name, including a double record and an album of guitar instrumentals.  Under the Varnaline moniker, Parker released five albums between 1996 and 2001.  In addition, he teamed up with Jay Farrar to form Gob Iron. Jim James and Will Johnson joined those two to bring the archived lyrics of Woody Guthrie to life in the New Multitudes “supergroup” project. Parker released a beautifully lyrical album with longtime ally Kendall Meade under the band name Anders & Kendall. He was also a member of noise rock band Space Needle, and Parker continues to aid and abet a long list of colleagues and friends in their efforts along the way.
Parker’s new record, There’s a Blue Bird in my Heart, will be released on June 17, 2014 via his own Recorded and Freed label. The album of nine distinct tracks was created in Burlington, VT, with Parker’s band, Cloud Badge (Creston Lea and Steve Hadeka). The initial tracks were all cut live before the process relocated to Athens, GA, for additional recording and mixing by the legendary David Barbe (Bob Mould, Drive-By Truckers, Son Volt).  This new album is 21st century classic rock; each song is its own journey to the corners of Parker’s musical mind.