Rehearsing in 90 degree heat. Summer 2011 tour starts tomorrow in Chicago!
During their heyday in the first half of the 1990s, the Jayhawks perfected a captivating sound that seamlessly blended the elegant folk-rock of the Byrds, the adventurousness of the Buffalo Springfield, the hippiebilly soulfulness of the Flying Burrito Brothers and the soaring harmonies of the Beach Boys. So it’s richly ironic that their reappearance coincides with a dramatic resurgence of the musical approach they played such a central role in perpetuating—but this time around, the Jayhawks themselves are revered as icons by the young bands carrying on those same traditions., and it’s their own legacy that they’re advancing. (more)
First preview from Mockingbird Time! Now the fun starts.
Final rehearsal before the big Gary Louris & Friends show tomorrow night in St. Cloud. Plenty of faves from Sound of Lies, Smile and Rainy Day Music. Plus…???
Rolling Stone: The Jayhawks Preview New LP - ‘Mockingbird Time’ Hits Stores This Fall
The Jayhawks have finally set a release date for Mockingbird Time, the first LP recorded with the classic Gary Louris and Mark Olson-led line-up since 1995’s Tomorrow The Green Grass. It hits shelves on September 20th. Check out an exclusive video preview of the LP. “Our goal is to make the best Jayhawks album that’s ever been done,” Louris told Rolling Stone last November. “Mark and I both feel that there is some business left undone and we got together and wrote some great songs.” (more at rollingstone.com)