Alt.country fans hold on to youre hats. Gob Iron(British slang for harmonica) is a collaberation between Jay Farrar (Son Volt, Uncle Tupelo) and Anders Parker (Varnaline) and their new release “Death Songs For The Living” will be released on October 31 through Transmit Sound/Legacy.
Each track off their upcoming record offers a different take on a song by early American folk singers like Stephen Foster and the Reverend JM Gates.
Jay and Anders, along with Mark Spencer, will head out on tour this November and
December. Anders will open the night (in support of his new self-titled LP out Oct. 31), Jay will follow with a solo set and the evening will close with a Gob Iron set.
They play Northsix in Brooklyn on November 8th, one day before Jay sings a Bob Dylan song at Avery Fisher Hall. All tour dates below…
GOB IRON | 2006 TOUR DATES
November 3rd, 2006 The Parish Austin, TX
November 5th, 2006 Park West Chicago, IL
November 7th, 2006 Paradise Boston, MA
November 8th, 2006 Northsix Brooklyn, NY
November 9th, 2006 Avery Fisher Hall New York, NY The Music of Bob Dylan – benefit for Music for Youth Foundation – Jay will perform one song
November 10th, 2006 Black Cat Washington, DC
November 11th, 2006 Cat’s Cradle Carrboro, NC
December 2nd, 2006 Tractor Tavern Seattle, WA
December 3rd, 2006 Doug Fir Lounge Portland, OR
December 4th, 2006 Slim’s San Francisco, CA
December 5th, 2006 The Troubadour West Hollywood, CA
December 6th, 2006 Fox Theatre Boulder, CO
Presale is available.