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Sun Volt kicks up unique sound.
By Gabe FaJuri
Daily Arts Writer
It's hard to tell whether Son Volt
plays country music or not. When a
band includes a banjo, lap steel and fid-
dIes in its music, one might be quick to
judge. Country or not, Son Volt contin-
ues to prove that it knows how to make
music, no matter what the genre.
Mike Heidorn, the band's drummer,
seems to think of Son Volt as a "four-
piece rock outfit that makes use of tra-
ditional instrumentation." "We play
rock music," Heidorn said in an inter-
view this past week. "At least, that's
Tonight at 7:30 p.m.
what I think of it
For most fans
of the group, the
title of "rock
band" just doesn't
seem to fit Son
Volt. After recon-
sidering for a
thought up a new
label for his band.
"I guess you
could call us
perfect for a cross-country road trip.
But it's much more than just back-
ground music. Sad at times and per-
fect for long gazes out the window,
its records also include hearty rock
numbers and wistful, upbeat fiddle-
flavored tunes for the sunny, happier
days on the road.
Since forming in 1994, the band has
been known for music that would make
both Bruce Springsteen and Hank
Williams jealous. Its critically
acclaimed first release, "Trace," landed
the band on rock radio stations across
the nation when the single "Drown"
took off. Like all of the band's music,
"Drown" was written by frontman Jay
Farrar of Uncle Tupelo fame. "Drown"
is, without a doubt, a straightforward
rock song. The rest of Farrar's songwrit-
ing, however, includes more traditional
instrumentation than your average four-
piece rock combo.
The multi-talented Dave Boquist,.
brother of bassist Jim, plays lead guitar
for the band in addition to banjo, lap
steel and fiddle. His versatility, coupled
with Farrar's weepy "Americana"
sound has shaped the band's sound into
its current unique state. The music is
peppered with the unmistakable twang
of a weary country singer, and a band
that could have come from Austin,
The band's unmistakable mix of
sounds and styles eases their constant
While it may seem a strange label
for a band's style, that word seems to
suit Son Volt perfectly. If you've
never heard a Son Volt record, you'll
have to imagine music that would be
bridging of the gap between countr
and rock. All three of Son Volt's record
have a similar distinctive sound on
that doesn't quite fit tho format of th
local country music station, and at th
same time, sounds too "down home"'t
fit any of the alternative rock station:
As a result, the band has been s
wiched in a category all by its
Heidorn recalls the phrase "altetnative
country" with more than a little bit o
sarcasm in his voice.
Austin, by the way, is a locale witil
which Heidorn said he doesn't mint
being associated. Recalling at
appearance on PBS' long-runnin
series "Austin City Limits" a couphl
of years back, Heidorn said "if y
were to call us a country hand, I'
rather be an Austin band tha
Based in the Midwest rather thai
down South, Son Volt has recently bee
making the rounds in preparation for th
release of "Wide Swing Tremolo," it
latest release forRWarner Bros.. tomor
row. Heidorn commented that "this le
of the tour, all of the dates before th
release of the record, are all acoustic sets
and often in places we havenit pla
before." The last time the band I
Michigan, they played the Majestic, in
Downtown Detroit, a far cry from th
cozy atmosphere of the Ark.
This time around, according t
Heidorn, fans can expect to hear "75-8
percent new material" in the primarily
if not completely acoustic set. "The
band may decide to plug-in for a few
electric numbers as well, if the mood
suits them," he said.
Country or rock, acoustic or elect,
Son Volt plays a unique brand of -
tinctly American music that's well
worth a listen,
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Auditions will consist of scales and sight-reading.
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REHEARSALS for both Bands will be on Tuesday evenings.
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University of Michigan students are invited to meet
CSC Healthcare Group
at our company presentation and reception,
Monday, October 5, 1998
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MBA and MPH Candidates:
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Michigan Union, Anderson Room
First Round Associate Interviews-Chicago Office
Friday, October 30, 1998
Final Round Associate Interviews-Chicago Office
Friday, November 13, 1998
Resume Deadline: October 9, 1998
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Michigan Union, Anderson Room
First Round Research Associate Interviews-Chicago Office
Friday, October 30, 1998
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Monday, November 23, 1998
Resume Deadline: October 9, 1998
CSC Healthcare Group encourages all University of
Michigan graduating seniors, MBA and MPH candidates to
submit a resume and cover letter (undergraduates should
also include copy of school transcript) to:
Karen Lack, Senior Recruiting Coordinator
225 West Washington Street, Suite 2700, Chicago IL 60606
Fax: 312.470.8781 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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