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Falling Cars and Junkyard Dogs

Read "Falling Cars and Junkyard Dogs" reviewed by Doug Collette

Falling Cars and Junkyard Dogs Jay Farrar 192 ISBN: #1593765126 Soft Skull Press 2013 Anyone who's familiar with Jay Farrar's work with Uncle Tupelo, Son Volt, his various collaborations such as New Multitudes and Gob Iron or his solo work knows he has a love of language almost as passionate as his love for music. It should come as no surprise then that he would inevitably write a book or that the publication ...

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Jay Farrar, Will Johnson, Anders Parker, Yim Yames: New Multitudes

Read "New Multitudes" reviewed by Doug Collette

New Multitudes arises from a distinctly unusual multi-faceted collaboration. The initial entry in the centennial celebration of Woody Guthrie's birthday began as a Gob Iron project helmed, as was Death Songs for The Living (Transmit Sound/Legacy Recordings, 2006) by Jay Farrar and Anders Parker. Given access to the Guthrie archives by Woody's daughter Nora, the duo began marrying original music to selected lyrics of the iconic folksinger from which point the project broadened into what became the New Multitudes project ...