Farrar’s strength as a lyricist often lies in his precise way of putting words together. His work has always been similar to an abstract painter, using imagery and the sounds of words as much as the meanings themselves to create moods across the rustic rock soundscapes of Son Volt’s music.
It has to be intimidating – building a legacy. The shadow that Uncle Tupelo has cast across the alt.country genre for the past 20 years is an enormous one, no matter what your opinion about their music. […]