Son Volt Plays Tonight at Antone’s
Since forming in 1994, Son Volt has been considered the definitive “alt-country” band – that convenient label people used when they heard something that sounded like, or carried certain nuances of, early country music, but it was made by modern artists. Still, it didn’t matter. Son Volt was simply awesome.
With the release of The Search (2007) came a new line-up for the tour supporting that album, including bassist Andrew Duplantis and guitarist Brad Rice, both of whom played with The Meat Puppets. Rice was eventually replaced by Chris Masterson as lead guitarist, and Mark Spencer, formerly of Blood Oranges, joined Son Volt in 2008 as a keyboardist.
The band has just completed work on their upcoming album, which is due for release in the summer of 2009. For now, they’re making the rounds with their current tour, which includes a show in Austin tonight at Antone’s, 213 W. 5th St. Doug Burr opens the show, which begins at 9 p.m.