Posted in music | tour dates on January 9, 2014

Jay Farrar (left) w/ New Multitudes in 2012 (more by Kurt Christensen)
Jay Farrar

Jay Farrar (Son Volt, Uncle Tupelo) doesn't appear to have touring plans at the moment, but he will be coming to NYC for a two-night run at City Winery on February 8 and 9, which are his only currently announced shows. Tickets for night 1 and night 2 are on sale now.

Those shows are just a few days before Jay's former Uncle Tupelo bandmate John Stirratt brings his duo with Pat Sansone (also both of Wilco), The Autumn Defense, to NYC for a show at Highline Ballroom (2/11). Tickets for that show, which T. Hardy Morris opens, are still available.

Watch a Jay Farrar video below...

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Comments (23)

Jay Farrar is a solid song writer.

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2014 1:29 PM

I love Jay's songwriting, but there will be a lot of sleepy people in that audience.

Posted by Geoff Twiddy | January 9, 2014 1:39 PM

Jay who?

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2014 1:41 PM

Lots of minor-chord droning. Whoo-boy.

Posted by Yikes | January 9, 2014 1:57 PM

also playing in Freehold (New Joizy), Concerts in the Studio

Posted by anonymous | January 9, 2014 2:32 PM

Loved Jay in Wilco.

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2014 2:43 PM

If that's a joke, its not a funny one.
Jay Bennett is dead. Jay Farrar never played in Wilco.

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2014 2:48 PM

Poor Jay, playing someone's living room while Wilco hosts annual festivals.

Posted by Paul Sack | January 9, 2014 2:48 PM

2:48 - worse, it's actually the garage.

Posted by anonymous | January 9, 2014 2:58 PM

C'mon. Next to the shovels and lawn mower?

Posted by Hey now | January 9, 2014 3:01 PM

Welcome to BV, 2:48, where trolling is king.

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2014 3:02 PM

Jay Farrar>jeff tweety

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2014 3:29 PM

yes, 3:29: clearly the market has spoken.

....and the market overwhelmingly disagrees with you.

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2014 3:49 PM

The divergent careers of Jay and Jeff are pretty amazing, actually. When they started Uncle Tupelo, Jay was the talented guitarist/singer/songwriter and Jeff was the skinny awkward bass player who sang some of the songs. That gradually changed as UT evolved, so that by the time of Anondyne, they were virtually equals.

I think the main talent the Jeff has over Jay is the ability to understand and interact with people. That's pretty much fueled his ability to grow into stardom.

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2014 4:29 PM

And Trace was an instant classic, whereas A.M. was not critically received, though incredible in retrospect. Things have changed since the beginnings of the latter bands. Jay still uses the same 3 minor chords. He's written some absolute gems, though.

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2014 4:50 PM

trace is better than all wilco albums combinned

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2014 5:24 PM

The snark and hostility towards Jay Farrar at places like brooklynvegan and avclub is over the top. Clearly the market has spoken? Yeah, in that case the market has spoken that Celine Dion is better than Wilco. I like Wilco, love Tweedy, and I like AM. But Trace is far and away better than AM. If you can't admit even that much, you don't belong in a serious conversation. Farrar's recent work with Ben Gibbard, Jim James, Will Johnson .. his collaborations with Steven Drozd on Sebastopol .. the Son Volt 2.0 albums - all great stuff. 5:24 is right. Trace is better than all Wilco albums combined.

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2014 9:31 PM

Your opinion is like a Jay Farrar album; I don't want to hear it.

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2014 10:58 PM

wilco got a whole lot better once nils cline joined the band. yankee foxtrot is ok, but the next one is even better. and live the were phenomenal with cline (at least in 2005).

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2014 2:47 AM

Let's all take a deep breath here. Jay has written many great songs, was the force behind Uncle Tupelo, and created an all-time classic in a Trace. After a second superb album, he has generally gone sideways. Tweedy on the other hand has a career in the Wall Street shape of a hockey stick and continues to put out (and produce) incredible music

Posted by Rick Emitt | January 10, 2014 11:44 AM

With so many artist all over the world competition is also rising that much.

Posted by YOR Health | January 12, 2014 10:44 AM

yes..possibly..i don´t know ..maybe you´re right..my knowledge about Fender is not so good,I´m sorry to say:) I have 3 old guitars..one from Italy who is called Elite..from 1960..very fine half-acoustic.. and two guitars from my own country Sweden..a Bjärton from 1984,and a beautyful red and white Hagström Kent from 1965..David Bowie had a guitar just like that once..!!

Posted by Codyz | November 1, 2014 8:33 AM

Excellent song!

Posted by Patricklunkett4 | November 20, 2014 6:59 AM

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