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Mark Spencer

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2013

    Jay Farrar Has the Driest Sense of Humor on the Planet

    Whether solo or in Uncle Tupelo or Son Volt, singer/songwriter Jay Farrar has created a canon of alt-country and Americana music that may be unrivaled. Brooding and intense, Farrar's songs chronicle the darker side of human emotions and like his songs, Farrar isn't the most upbeat guy on the block. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2013

    The 10 Greatest Alt-Country Bands Ever

    With Jay Farrar and Son Volt playing at the Sons of Hermann Hall this weekend, it seems a good time to evaluate the entire Alt-country semi-movement. For all practical matters, Alt-country began with Uncle Tupelo's album No Depression in 1990. Shortly thereafter, the magazine of the same name was pu ... More >>

  • Music

    July 2, 1998

    Harvest time

    With rake in one hand and guitar in the other, Cheri Knight gets down on the farm

  • Music

    December 4, 1997

    Girl in the spotlight

    Lisa Loeb, figuring it out in public

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