notes of blue
Led by the songwriting and vocals of Jay Farrar, these guys were one of the most influential bands in launching the alt country movement of the 1990’s.
The 10 songs on ‘Notes Of Blue’ are inspired by the spirit of the blues - though not the standard blues as most know it. The unique and haunting tunings of Mississippi Fred McDowell, Skip James and Nick Drake were all points of exploration for Farrar for the new collection. Farrar possesses one of the most distinctive voices in roots, rock, country or any genre. As a songwriter, Farrar’s depth and poetic penchant has been the foundation of a thoughtful, deep and intelligent body of work. Both attributes are on full display here, as he touches on themes of redemption and the common struggle - both at the core of the blues, of course. “contains some of the best material that Farrar has birthed in some years; given his pedigree that’s quite an achievement.” – louder than war