Fri Aug 20 2021

8:30 PM (Doors 8:00 PM)

FitzGerald's

6615 W Roosevelt Road Berwyn, IL 60402

Ages 21+

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FITZGERALDS PRESENTS:
SON VOLT

On Son Volt’s new record, Union, present and past mingle into strong confluence. The thirteen new songs written by founder Jay Farrar confront our turbulent politics and articulate the clarity and comfort music can offer in the tumult. “There are so many forces driving our country apart,” observes Farrar. “What can we do to bring our society back together?”

The country and blues sounds explored by Son Volt on its last two records (2013’s Honky Tonk and 2017’s Notes of Blue) linger in the grooves of Union. But the new record nods to many other mile markers along the band’s 25-year path. Some tunes offer a powerful return to the ringing lyrical clarity of 2005’s Okemah and the Melody of Riot and 2007’s The Search. Others hearken back to the freewheeling poetic melodicism of 1994’s Trace and 1997’s Straightaways.

“Broadsides will be hurled to capture the truth,” sings Farrar on the brooding and blues-driven song that takes its name from the one-page bulletins that used to spread both proclamations and ballads. And songs such as “The 99,” “While Rome Burns,” and “Lady Liberty” push up the acoustic guitar in the mix to underscore the enduring role of troubadours in troubled times. “A lot of these songs are songs of turmoil,” says Farrar. “Questioning what’s going on.”

On Union, Farrar taps into folk music’s rich lyrical legacy. It’s a tradition he has tapped often both in Son Volt and in Uncle Tupelo. “I was raised on folk music,” observes Farrar. “Politics is a common thread there. In a time where we see threats to our way of life, and our democracy, from within, you say: What can I do? I put pen to paper and write music.”

Read more on Son Volt here: https://sonvolt.net/bio/

Doors open at 7pm, General Admission, No Reserved Seating. Under 21 ok if accompanied by parent or guardian. Tickets are NOT mailed to you unless you select delivery. All Tickets are Non-Refundable. All Tickets are Non-Transferrable. A NON-REFUNDABLE service charge will be added to the purchase price of each ticket - in the instance of a show cancellation, this fee will not be returned. Parking is available on the street with no permit restrictions or meters; DO NOT park in business or mini-mall lots or you will be towed. Outside food and/or drink is not allowed. Enjoy dinner at our restuarant BABYGOLD BARBECUE before the show: https://www.babygoldbbq.com/
 

FITZGERALDS PRESENTS:
Son Volt

  • Tickets to this event are Sold Out.
FITZGERALDS PRESENTS:

Son Volt

Fri Aug 20 2021 8:30 PM

(Doors 8:00 PM)

FitzGerald's Berwyn IL
Son Volt
  • Tickets to this event are Sold Out.

Ages 21+

FITZGERALDS PRESENTS:
SON VOLT

On Son Volt’s new record, Union, present and past mingle into strong confluence. The thirteen new songs written by founder Jay Farrar confront our turbulent politics and articulate the clarity and comfort music can offer in the tumult. “There are so many forces driving our country apart,” observes Farrar. “What can we do to bring our society back together?”

The country and blues sounds explored by Son Volt on its last two records (2013’s Honky Tonk and 2017’s Notes of Blue) linger in the grooves of Union. But the new record nods to many other mile markers along the band’s 25-year path. Some tunes offer a powerful return to the ringing lyrical clarity of 2005’s Okemah and the Melody of Riot and 2007’s The Search. Others hearken back to the freewheeling poetic melodicism of 1994’s Trace and 1997’s Straightaways.

“Broadsides will be hurled to capture the truth,” sings Farrar on the brooding and blues-driven song that takes its name from the one-page bulletins that used to spread both proclamations and ballads. And songs such as “The 99,” “While Rome Burns,” and “Lady Liberty” push up the acoustic guitar in the mix to underscore the enduring role of troubadours in troubled times. “A lot of these songs are songs of turmoil,” says Farrar. “Questioning what’s going on.”

On Union, Farrar taps into folk music’s rich lyrical legacy. It’s a tradition he has tapped often both in Son Volt and in Uncle Tupelo. “I was raised on folk music,” observes Farrar. “Politics is a common thread there. In a time where we see threats to our way of life, and our democracy, from within, you say: What can I do? I put pen to paper and write music.”

Read more on Son Volt here: https://sonvolt.net/bio/

Doors open at 7pm, General Admission, No Reserved Seating. Under 21 ok if accompanied by parent or guardian. Tickets are NOT mailed to you unless you select delivery. All Tickets are Non-Refundable. All Tickets are Non-Transferrable. A NON-REFUNDABLE service charge will be added to the purchase price of each ticket - in the instance of a show cancellation, this fee will not be returned. Parking is available on the street with no permit restrictions or meters; DO NOT park in business or mini-mall lots or you will be towed. Outside food and/or drink is not allowed. Enjoy dinner at our restuarant BABYGOLD BARBECUE before the show: https://www.babygoldbbq.com/