Jay Farrar Plays the Capitol Theatre Tonight
CapLive and the historic Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center in downtown York welcome Jay Farrar to the Capitol Theatre tonight, May 3, at 8:00 p.m. Jay Farrar is the newest addition to CapLive's eclectic 2013-14 season lineup of nationally-known acts and up-and-coming performers. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 10:00 a.m.
As a founding member of alternative country pioneers Uncle Tupelo and the leader of Son Volt, Jay Farrar launched his solo career in 2001. He often seeks out the ghosts of America's discordant or forgotten past, converses at length with them, and writes songs that stake a claim to a better future. Most recently, Farrar has added One Fast Move Or I'm Gone: Music From Kerouac's Big Sur, a collaboration project with Benjamin Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie, to his long list of critically acclaimed albums.
For many years, Farrar's songwriting has been inspired and influenced by Kerouac's compositional style. He called upon this inspiration when writing the songs for One Fast Move Or I'm Gone by pulling passages directly from Kerouac's Big Sur and putting them to music with Gibbard. These songs were used in the documentary about Kerouac of the same name.
Tickets are $21.00 and go on sale to the general public on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets may be purchased online at www.StrandCapitol.org, by calling the Strand-Capitol box office at 717-846-1111, or at the door the evening of the show.