With a three-night stand at First Avenue and a re-issue of their debut self-titled album, also known as The Bunkhouse Record, alt-country rockers The Jayhawks know how to celebrate their 25th year as a band and Twin Cities legends.
Their entire catalogue will be re-released in the Fall of 2010.
Songs performed: "People In This Place On Every Side," "Five Cups of Coffee," and "Nothing Left To Borrow."
- The Jayhawks
- The Jayhawks perform in The Current studios The Jayhawks originally formed in the winter of 1985 in Minneapolis. Founding members Gary Louris, Mark Olson, and Marc Perlman haven't performed together as The Jayhawks since 1995 -- until a reunion in Minneapolis earlier this month.
- Gary Louris and "Word Play" Gary Louris of The Jayhawks and Golden Smog loves a crossword puzzle, so it is perfect that he wrote music for the new documentary "Wordplay" about the people who make crossword puzzles and the folks obsessed with solving them.
- Gary Louris and Mark Olson perform in The UBS Forum at Minnesota Public Radio After releasing seven albums under several incarnations of their band, The Jayhawks, the duo reunited in 2008 to record the heavily acoustic album, "Ready For The Flood."
- Two former Jayhawks make music together again Minneapolis alt-country pioneers The Jayhawks may no longer be a band, but two of its co-founders have reunited as a folk duo. Mark Olson and Gary Louris have released a new CD entitled "Ready for the Flood."
- Gary Louris performs in The Current studios He's a founding member of the Minneapolis-based band The Jayhawks and a member of the Midwest musical collective/side-project Golden Smog. His latest solo project is entitled "Vagabonds," with a scheduled release date of February 19, 2008.
- The Jayhawks' influence The Jayhawks started playing together in Minneapolis back in 1985. Their blend of vocal harmonies, acoustic and electric guitars and distinctive songwriting helped give rise to a style of music called alternative country. Through the years they've changed personnel and their sound, but they've always been known for great playing and singing great songs, and even though they've never really had a breakthrough top-40 hit they've influenced many other bands. They're headlining Saturday night at the Basilica Block Party in Minneapolis, and MPR's Mike Mulcahy talked to them on Friday's Midmorning.