Jay farrar was born in Belleville, Il, in 1966. He began playing guitar in bands with his older brothers when he was 11. In 1987 he formed Uncle Tupelo with his high school pals Jeff Tweedy and Mike Heidorn. Hemarried his high-school sweetheart (according to the Chicago Tribune) in 1996.

In 1994 Uncle Tupelo broke up and Jay went on to form the band Son Volt and alt country group. They recorded three albums together before the project disbanded.

Lately he has been touring solo and released three solo record called:


Info found at: http://www.jayfarrar.net

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