Mike Heidorn lives in Belleville, Ill., not far from the neighborhood where he lent his punk gunfire drumming to Uncle Tupelo for its first three albums. Over a three-hour lunch at a local restaurant with his band's framed album covers on the wall, Heidorn talks as fast as he drummed for the band.
Loving music means supporting those who make it, and there's no better way to do that than to pick up a brand new album at a brick and mortar record store near you.
If you're ready to hear music made right here in the St. Louis area, music that will excite you just as much or more than anything released all over the world, here's the perfect starting point.
When George Jones passed away in April, Jay Farrar posted this about him on Son Volt's Facebook page: "George Jones epitomized the spirit of country music. He represented the Honky Tonk zeitgeist like no other." Farrar did Jones' legacy proud last night as Son Volt brought its own unique version of honky tonk -- the apropos title of the band's new album -- to a packed house of adoring fans.
Jay Farrar's love of country music is no secret, but in recent years he's fallen hard for the classic honky-tonk sound of the '50s and '60s. But it's not just the sound that's currently inspiring him.
Son Volt's "Honky Tonk" calls on inspiration drawn directly from the heartlands of America and takes on a much more classic approach to their alternative-country craft.