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Son Volt reforming and new album. Sort of.
Ex-Uncle Tupelo member Jay Farrar, as previously reported by Filter, is re-entering the studio with his band, Son Volt. While that plan remains intact, the band itself has not.
Farrar has announced that negotiations with original Son Volt members have not come to fruition, and a new line-up is in place, featuring musicians who have played with the Meat Puppets, Calexico, and Ryan Adams.
Farrar is set to enter the studio October 12, under the guidance of producer John Agnello. Playing with him are Brad Rice (guitar--Tift Merritt, Ryan Adams), Andrew Duplantis (bass—Jon Dee Graham, Meat Puppets, Bob Mould), Eric Heywood (pedal steel—Calexico) and Dave Bryson (drums—Canyon). As reported, the sessions will be available for live viewing, at jayfarrar.net/webcam.
In other Son Volt news, an anthology is planned for 2005 release, alongside the new album and tour. The anthology will cull material from Son Volt's three Warner Brothers albums, in addition to previously unreleased materials.