The Jayhawks have been a staple of the alt-country scene since their debut 25 years ago, right up until they went on hiatus in the mid-'00s. Given their widespread acclaim and long-standing legacy, it's sometimes hard to remember that their influential career began and continues right here in the Twin Cities.
The band returned last year with a spate of reunion shows continuing into this past winter, and today a week before they release their first full-length in nearly eight years, Mockingbird Time they joined 89.3 The Current for an invite-only performance at the historic Fitzgerald Theater.
More audio and video will be posted in the coming days.
"She Walks In So Many Ways"
"Closer To Your Side"
"Hide Your Colors"
"High Water Blues"
"I'd Run Away"
"Tampa To Tulsa"
- 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.
- The Jayhawks perform live in The Current studio 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.
- Mockingbird Time preview