WHEN: 8:30 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: The Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave., Atlanta
BEST KNOWN FOR: Leading proponents of the alt-country style
WHAT'S BEING PUSHED: The recently released Okemah and the Melody of Riot
TRIVIA: Was one of two bands (the other is Wilco) that spun off the dissolution of alt-country pioneer Uncle Tupelo.
Before the release of Okemah, there had not been a Son Volt record since 1998's Wide Swing Tremolo.
The current lineup features only one original Son Volter, founder Jay Farrar.
- Steven Uhles