LIVE: Jay Farrar @ The Egg, 2/7/15

February 19th, 2015, 3:00 pm by Greg
Jay Farrar

Jay Farrar

Review by Greg Haymes
Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

Let’s face it, singer-songwriter Jay Farrar is not a charismatic performer. He doesn’t deliver any gyrations or gymnastics in the spotlight or on his guitar. He pretty much just stands there and strums his six strings at a deliberate, slow-to-mid tempo and sings his songs in a sweet, slightly clenched, country drawl.

He doesn’t talk much between tunes, either, which was a bit of a disappointment, as his concert at The Egg’s Swyer Theatre in Albany last Saturday night was billed as a career retrospective, and it would have been nice if he’d chatted just a bit about the hows or whys of any of the nearly two dozen songs that he churned his way through during his short, 75-minute performance. But that was not to be…

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Jay Farrar, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

August 16th, 2011, 10:14 am by Greg
Jay Farrar (photo: Gary Black)

Jay Farrar (photo: Gary Black)

“I believe it was the Beatles. ‘Rock and Roll Music,’ it was called. It was a double-LP compilation.”

As part of the Word X Word Festival, singer-songwriter Jay Farrar – of the legendary Uncle Tupelo and Son Volt – shares the stage with novelist-playwright Elizabeth Searle at CompuWorks in Pittsfield at 8pm on Thursday (August 18).

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