New music from pioneers of Americana
The incredible harmonies and distinctive arrangements of The Jayhawks set them apart from the rest of the Minneapolis music scene that emerged in the 1980s. By the early 199s they became a driving force and inspiration behind the growing Americana movement. Combining the talents of singer-songwriters Gary Louris and Mark Olson, The Jayhawks released their major label debut, the acclaimed "Hollywood Town Hall" (1992) on the Def American label. This was followed by "Tomorrow the Green Grass" (1995), which produced the alternative radio hit single “Blue." When Mark Olson left to pursue a solo career, Gary Louris singularly took over the songwriting role in The Jayhawks, creating the band’s enduring sound on some of their best selling and well-received albums including "Smile" (2000) and "Rainy Day Music" (2003). Gary continues to write and tour with the longtime core group of Marc Perlman, Karen Grotberg, and Tim O’Reagan. Their latest album, "Paging Mr. Proust" (2016), was produced in Portland with Peter Buck and Tucker Martine. Novelist and songwriter Wesley Stace opens with music featuring "Minneapolitan" Jayhawks songs.