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 published and it seemed that every city had its own selection of Alt-country acts.
Although none of the following bands were commercial blockbusters, all of them have made some incredible music by fusing country, folk, rock and punk and the majority of them are still going strong.
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