Son Volt - "Notes of Blue" music album review

Music Album Review: Son Volt - "Notes of Blue" (8/10)

This is the eighth installment in the legacy of one of the leading bands in alternative rock and roots music. Son Volt began in the early ‘90s and, essentially, laid the ground-work for what is now commonly known as Americana. The album title refers to the band’s original takes on blues greats like Mississippi Fred McDowell, Skip James and British folk icon Nick Drake. But, rather than adhere to strict convention, they put their own spin on things. There are trance-like acoustic pieces such as “The Storm” and raw rockers like “Static” that brilliantly bestow homage to the aforementioned artists, yet retain a personal vision.

Score: 8 out of 10

Son Volt
Notes of Blue
Thirty Tigers
Producer: Jay Farrar