No need for Uncle Tupelo fans to choose sides

After Uncle Tupelo dissolved, fans chose sides. You were either with Jeff Tweedy or Jay Farrar. While Tweedy's Wilco has found great success straying from alt-country, Farrar's Son Volt has enjoyed modest acclaim by digging further into the roots Tweedy left behind in the still-fertile dirt. Farrar is more traditional but not a mere traditionalist, and to overlook his talent for the sake of choosing sides is to miss out on a capable songwriter who refuses to be defined by another's shadow. Anders Parker opens. (Safe bet)