Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Made in Northfield

One of the best albums of the 1990s was recorded right here in Northfield. In November and December 1994, two-thirds of the defunct alt-country band Uncle Tupelo, frontman Jay Farrar and drummer Mike Heidorn, joined Minnesotans Jim and Dave Boquist in Steve McKinstry's Salmagundi Studio, in downtown Northfield, to record Son Volt's classic debut album, Trace.


Jim H. said...


I've always liked Son Volt and had no idea of their Northfield connection.


Christopher Tassava said...

Wow! What a great story! I wonder if Farrar had coffee at GBBM... For a small town, we have quite a bit of history, even besides the toweringly obvious event commemorated this weekend. You can walk where Thorstein Veblen walked, stroll where Jay Farrar strolled, sit behind U.S. Secretary of State Frank B. Kellogg's desk (if President Oden lets you)...

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