Saturday, 30 January 2016
Stanraer Americana -Jay Farrar
The eight Stranraer Americana albums have not been posted in any particular order. However I thought it appropriate to conclude with Sebastopol by Jay Farrar given that the series started with Uncle Tupelo of whom he was part.
From 2001 Sebastopol is described on the sleeve as a project as opposed to an album.With 17 tracks (including 3 interludes) and at around 50 minutes (as befits a project!) it is perhaps over long.
There are however a couple of crackers on it including Barstow which includes Gillian Welsh and Dave Rawlings
Jay Farrar's voice is a bit like Marmite you either love it or you hate it . I quite like it but probably in small doses.
So there you have it. Eight pretty good Americana albums for six quid. Not a bad haul I feel. I shall be down in that part of the world again next month so you never know ....
Jay Farrar - Barstow
Jay Farrar - Outside The Door