Full disclosure: I played a set with Crow Moses’ Mike Musikanto last fall here in Portland. But if I recused myself from writing about the music of people I actually know then you all would miss out on SOOOO MUCH. Crow Moses has a familiar feel to it, without being same-y or derivative. It has … Continue reading Crow Moses – Horse Heaven Hills
Mark and Gary are getting the band back together.
The A.V. Club talks to Gary Louris about his new album, Vagabonds, and about trying to release the 1986 Jayhawks debut that’s never even been issued on CD: Well, we did have the rights to the first record, but we sold it to Lost Highway with the idea they were going to put it out, … Continue reading Gary Louris: Rick Rubin owns Jayhawks
Woo hoo! Former Jayhawks Gary Louris and Mark Olson have finished a new album. According to Billboard, they’ve actually had Ready for the Flood in the can for over a year. Produced by the Black Crowes’ Chris Robinson in Los Angeles in January 2007, it will be their first album since 1995’s Tomorrow the Green … Continue reading Gary Louris and Mark Olson: TLA
Songs:Illinois has an mp3 of the first single from Gary Louris’ solo debut Vagabonds, due February 19 on Rykodisc, who gave their blessing to this leak. Fans of Louris’ vocals and songwriting on his work with the Jayhawks and Golden Smog will not be disappointed. People concerned about his recent work with the Dixie Chicks … Continue reading Gary Louris – True Blue
Jayhawks Principals Regroup For Tour: “There’s obviously an audience for it and we like to do it. Sure, it’s a bit of a money-maker, it’s a job, but it’s going to be fun,” Louris tells Billboard.com. “One of the really appealing parts is to hang out with Mark and be friends again.”