BY JUSTIN TRUDELL
Son Volt would be best described as country, but after watching the weird funk/country collaboration of country megastars Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban at The Grammys for their song “The Fighter,” perhaps bluegrass would be a more accurate description. Son Volt make catchy, layered and, most importantly, pleasant country/bluegrass music that’s more Bob Dylan than Toby Keith. After a short hiatus from Son Volt for a solo project, lead singer Jay Farrar returned to the band around 2007. The band recently released their eighth studio album, Notes of Blue, and it’s considered to be their finest album yet.