June 18, 2010 Slideshows

Jay Farrar at the Old Rock House, 6/17/10 

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Jay Farrar barely flinched from the heat as he plowed through a 100-minute set last night, loaded with Son Volt's recent catalog and a few classics in front of a sold-out crowd at the Old Rock House. Continue reading Robin Wheeler's review. Photos by Jason Stoff.
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Jay Farrar performing at the Old Rock House.
Dade Farrar performing at the Old Rock House.
Kristen Marie and Lori, St. Louis locals, debated the merits of Farrar and Tweedy over beers.
Jay Farrar performing at the Old Rock House.
Mark Spencer supporting Jay Farrar at the Old Rock House.
All four of the night's musicians played together for the two-song encore.
Jay Farrar performing at the Old Rock House.
Gary Hunt and Dade Farrar performing at the Old Rock House.
Fans lined up outside the Old Rock House hours before Jay Farrar took the stage.
Jay Farrar performing at the Old Rock House.
Gary Hunt performing at the Old Rock House.
Farrar allows dedicated fans to record audio at his solo shows - and plenty of hobbyists took advantage of the permission.
Jay Farrar performing at the Old Rock House.
Gary Hunt and Dade Farrar performing at the Old Rock House.
Jay Farrar performing at the Old Rock House.
Dade Farrar performing at the Old Rock House.
Dave Udell and Valerie Pennington got introduced to Uncle Tupelo by mistake (heckling the band at their CD release show) but grew to love them.
Dave Batschelett, Chris Tice, Deana McKelvie and Kay Batschelett had been seeing Farrar perform since 1991.
Jay Farrar performing at the Old Rock House.
Joe Wilson knows Farrar personally, though he hasn't seen a solo show in years. He met Jay and Jeff Tweedy when they were performing in their garage band, The Primatives.
Jay Farrar performing at the Old Rock House.
Pat, Gary and Nicole traveled from Cape Girardeau to see Farrar. They'd seen Farrar's band Son Volt at the Pageant earlier, but never a solo show.
Jay Farrar performing at the Old Rock House.
There are few sweeter sounds than a stand-up bass.
Gary Hunt performing at the Old Rock House.
Dade Farrar performing at the Old Rock House.
Some of Farrar's fans sat transfixed by the singer/songwriter's performances.
Becky Dahm just moved back to St. Louis, but had been seeing Farrar perform since she was 16 at Mississippi Nights.
Alisha and Justin Wilson-Gabor were in town from St. Petersburg, Florida to visit family in Belleville, Illinois - and, of course, catch the show.
Megan, Dale, Anne Marie and Kyle came in from Farrar's hometown (Belleville, Illinois) to see the show.
Mark Spencer supporting Jay Farrar at the Old Rock House.
Mark Spencer supporting Jay Farrar at the Old Rock House.
Lanny Durbit from Springfield, Illinois thumbs through a familiar magazine. Farrar is his favorite songwriter, and he was hoping to hear "Methamphetamine."
Despite a relatively low-key song selection, some fans were indeed excited and dancing.
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Jay Farrar performing at the Old Rock House.

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