Originally created 09/22/05

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SON VOLT

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