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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jay Farrar  

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Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction

Born: 1966 in Belleville, Illinois

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Farrar was born and raised in Belleville.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jay Farrar has been a singer/songwriter for over 25 years. He was the founding member of legendary band Uncle Tupelo and has been performing with Son Volt since 1995. Two of his most recent projects were putting original music to the words and poetry of Jack Kerouac (2010) and Woody Gunthrie (2012). He currently resides in St. Louis.


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