The Jayhawks founder (and Toledo native!) in a solo show
Over the last three decades, singer, songwriter, and guitarist Gary Louris has built a deeply compelling body of music whose artistry and integrity has won the loyalty of an international audience and the respect of both critics and his peers. Best known for his seminal work with The Jayhawks, Gary is one of the most acclaimed musicians to have ever emerged from Minnesota's vigorous rock scene. A native of Toledo, Gary began his recording career with the fabled Minneapolis indie combo Safety Last before co-founding the Jayhawks with Mark Olson. Concurrently with his time in the Jayhawks, Louris was a charter member of the part-time alt-rock supergroup Golden Smog, which at various times also included members of Soul Asylum, Wilco, the Replacements and Big Star. Most recently, following his first-ever solo album ("Vagabonds" in 2008) and a duo album with former Jayhawks partner Mark Olson (2009's "Ready For The Flood"), he and Olson reconvened the classic Jayhawks lineup for a new record and tour. The resulting album, "Mockingbird Time," marked a well-received return to the group's trademark blend of dustblown harmonies and pop sensibility. Now embarking on his first solo endeavors since reassembling the band, Gary looks forward to showcasing songs spanning his entire 30-year career.