06/18/11 - Check out "She Walks in So Many Ways", the first single from Mockingbird Time here.
06/07/11 - September 26th is the release date for the NEW Jayhawks album Mockingbird Time. Rolling Stone has more information, including track listing here! Be sure to check out the Tour page for the latest tour dates.
01/07/11 - Gary and Mark talked to the Star Tribune's Chris Reimanschneider about the new album- "Jayhawks mixing new album, adding shows". No word on when it will come out but don't forget the Hollywood Town Hall and Tomorrow The Green Grass reissues are out January 18th!
12/12/10 The cat's out of the bag...as reported in RollingStone.com the Jayhawks (Gary Louris, Mark Olson, Marc Perlman, Tim O'Reagan and Karen Grotberg) are recording a new album. Further details can be found in this thread on the messageboard. Also check out .jayhawksofficial.com for up to date information.
09/21/10 There is finally some concrete information regarding the re-issues of Hollywood Town Hall and Tomorrow The Green Grass on American/Legacy. Look for the re-issues January 18, 2011. A discussion and further info can be found in this thread on the FanPage messageboard.
07/02/10 Plenty of reviews and photos from the Jayhawks recent 3 night stand at First Avenue from the City Pages:
The Jayhawks prepare for a big weekend
The is a new Jayhawks site with links to photos, iTunes, Twitter, Facebook and MySpace. Go to thejayhawks.org
06/07/10 Along with those 3 Jayhawks shows at First Avenue, Mark Olson is on a solo tour in support of his new album Many Colored Kite (due out July 27th). The NYC 6/15 show will feature a special performance of "Little Bird of Freedom" with Jolie Holland.
Twin Cities METRO will be streaming the entire Bunkhouse Album all month long at their homepage. They will also be releasing articles about the album and the band throughout the month and giving away tickets, CDs and Vinyl. Go to metromag.com (player is near top left corner).
04/02/10 Maybe I should put !!! after the news that Lost Highway will FINALLY be releasing the Bunkhouse album on May 18th. Here's a link to the information on the CD package at Amazon.com. This is the Jayhawks' first album The Jayhawks (1986) re-issued for the first time with the original 13 tracks. It will also be available on vinyl and MP3. It's about time. I managed to (d'oh!) accidently give away my bootleg copy years ago so I've been bunkhouseless for a long time.
4 song preview on The Jayhawks MySpace page!
There are plans to re-issue the Hollywood Town Hall (1992) and Tomorrow The Green Grass (1995) albums with bonus tracks in early June. Plans are also underway for a few Jayhawks shows to coincide with their release. Check here for more information along with Gary's blog (which he updates periodically) and the messageboard.
And if you haven't been on the messageboard lately do check out the FanPage interview with Tim O'Reagan.
07/09/09 The Jayhawks have a new site at JayhawksOfficial.com. Be sure and take a stroll over there to check it out!
07/04/09 It's almost July 7th! On top of the basic and deluxe versions of Music From The North Country: The Jayhawks Anthology there are a few bonus options depending on where you purchase the CD.
Amazon.com/MP3.com digital bonus tracks:
Born A Billionaire (Smile demo)
Amazon also has a video of a 1993 live performance of Settled Down Like Rain (see if you can spot your FanPage webmaster in the audience!) and a promo video for the anthology with commentary from Gary Louris and Mark Olson.
And at select Independent record stores a 7" vinyl record will be available with purchase of Music From The North Country: The Jayhawks Anthology. It will feature "Blue" and "Darling Today". Go to recordstoreday.com for more info and please check with your local indie store to see if they are participating.
In other news daytrotter.com has the Mark Olson & Gary Louris (SXSW Session) up on their website. Fondness For Those Memories Before Age Set In
05/17/09 The first release of the Jayhawks reissue project will be Music From The North Country: The Jayhawks Anthology a two disc compilation of Jayhawks album songs and rarities due out July 7th. The Deluxe version adds a DVD of video material.
DISC ONE: Two Angels / Ain’t No End / Waiting for the Sun / Martin’s Song / Clouds / Settled Down Like Rain / Blue / I’d Run Away / Over My Shoulder / Miss Williams’ Guitar / Trouble / Big Star / The Man Who Loved Life / Smile / I’m Gonna Make You Love Me / What Led Me To This Town / Tailspin / All the Right Reasons / Save It For a Rainy Day / Angelyne
DISC TWO: Falling Star (from Bunkhouse Album, 1986) / Old Woman From the Red Clay (alt version) / That’s the Bag I’m In (KFAI recording) / Won’t Be Coming Home (early demo) / Stone Cold Mess (HTH outtake) / Mission on 2nd (demo) / Lights (from Sweet Relief album, a classic!) / Darling Today (Blown Away soundtrack) / Break My Mind / Get the Load Out (both “Bad Time” B-sides) / Poor Little Fish (alt version) / Someone Will (Live from Woman’s Club) / Cure for This (this and all the rest are from the band’s rehearsal studio, 1999-2001) / I Can Make It on My Own / Rotterdam / Follow Me / In the Canyon / Tailspin (alt version) / I Think I’ve Had Enough (Louris home tape) / Help Me Forget
DVD (with Deluxe package only)
Waiting For The Sun (music video) / Settled Down Like Rain (music video) / Take Me With You (When You Go) (music video) / Hollywood Town Hall EPK (20 minutes) - includes full live versions of "Settled Down Like Rain," "Reason To Believe" and "Take Me With You (When You Go)," filmed at the Metro in Chicago on February 14, 1993 / Blue (music video) / I'd Run Away (music video) / Big Star (music video) / Sound Of Lies EPK (7 minutes) / Save It For A Rainy Day (music video)
05/06/09 Finally some news regarding the rumored Jayhawks reissues (what Gary refers to as the "Herculan Project") which will be released in July on Sony/Legacy! Check out PD's post on the board with the latest info. Also while I'm at it, do check out his Demystifying the Jayhawks' "Mystery Demos" on his blog Sixty To Zero. Everything you've ever wanted to know about the Mystery Demos and more!
01/06/09 Album news updates!
The Janey Winterbauer & Marc Perlman cd 25:32:47 is now available at the Electric Fetus in Minneapolis and will be available soon online via the Susstones web store:
And for those who might not know the Mark Olson and Gary Louris album Ready For The Flood will be released January 27th on New West Records worldwide (November 2008 in Europe). Check out the many threads discussing it on the messageboard...
08/27/08 The latest release info on Mark Olson/Gary Louris cd Ready For The Flood from Russell Carter Artist Management:
"We have great news! New West Records in Los Angeles wants to put out "Ready for the Flood" on their label. They have agreed to partner with us and make it their first release in 2009. The record will be released worldwide at the end of January 2009. We are all excited to be working with New West!"
Clarification: Please note that the posting by RCAM regarding the news that New West is going to release the Olson/Louris record next year is made on behalf of Hacktone Records, Gary , Mark and myself. We are excited to be partnering with New West because they are a very good label, their entire staff is very enthusiastic about the project and we all feel confident that our collective efforts will result in a successful launch of Ready For the Flood.
07/24/08 The roundup of the latest news:
The '94/95 era Jayhawks (Gary Louris, Mark Olson, Marc Perlman, Tim O'Reagan and Karen Grotberg) will re-unite for a one-off set at the Azkena Rock Festival in Vitoria, Spain.
03/17/08 Street Teams needed...
March 23 Denver,CO - Bluebird Theatre
March 27 Madison, WI – Barrymore Theatre (with The Mekons)
March 28 Chicago,IL - Metro
March 29 Pittsburgh,PA - Mr. Small's
March 30 Toronto, ON Canada - Mod Theatre
April 1 Boston,MA -Somerville Theatre
April 3 Falls Church, VA- State Theater
April 4 Chapel Hill, NC - Cat's Cradle
April 5 Atlanta,GA - Variety
02/25/08 There is plenty of activity surrounding Gary's solo release Vagabonds! Visit the official Gary Louris website (yes it's finally up!) at
02/13/08 Gary's debut solo album Vagabonds will be out Tuesday, February 19th. But a way to get it sooner from the folks at Rykodisc...Vagabonds is
available digitally NOW by participating in the pre-order!
Also out now is the vinyl version of Vagabonds. Check at your local cool record store or online.
Also Gary (accompanied by Jim Boquist) was a guest on MPR's The Current performing "True Blue," "D.C Blues," and "We'll Get By" from the new album . The show has been archived here.
01/08/08 The Gary Louris web site will be up and running sometime this month. So stay tuned for the debut of 'garylourismusic.com'! The album Vagabonds is still due out February 19th and the tour will start mid March.
11/30/07 Check out a few songs from Gary's solo album Vagabonds on his MySpace page. The album is due February 19, 2008 on Rykodisc. Gary will be touring with a band (members yet to be decided) in support of the album. Also stay tuned for news regarding an official Gary Louris web site.
10/11/07 Yes folks, we finally have a release date and a title for Gary's first solo album. Mark February 19 on your calenders (you do have a 2008 calender I hope!). Vagabonds will be released on Rykodisc. Also Gary's management has put up a MySpace site. Check it out for album songs as the release date gets closer. In other news Gary guested at the Mpls Wilco show last night. For a blow by blow report check out the thread on the messageboard.
10/06/07 Jayhawks production notes: The Sadies new album New Seasons was co-produced with Gary Louris. Gary also contributes backing vocals throughout the album and guitar on one track. Stephen McCarthy produced the new Sara Arthur album. He writes...
I just produced a singer from my hometown and her name is Sara
09/03/07 An update from Gary Louris on his solo album and various other Jayhawks related projects...
It was decided to wait until late January for the release of my solo
05/18/07 The latest solo album news from Gary Louris...
04/09/07 The release date for the new Golden Smog album Blood On The Slacks is April 24th. In the meantime check out a few of the tracks on the Golden Smog MySpace page.
03/011/07 Mark Olson's new album on HackTone Records, The Salvation Blues, features Gary Louris on 3 tracks. More info and preview tracks are on Mark's MySpace site.
12/10/06 Gary will be featured on Lucinda Williams' eighth album, "West," slated to be released February 13, 2007 via Lost Highway. More info at Billboard.com.
08/03/06 An update from Gary Louris on what he will be busy with in the next few months. Please note that some of these projects are tentative...
Mark Olson flew in to Minneapolis so that we could start writing some new material. We are hoping to record a Mark Olson/Gary Louris record sometime in October. It also looks like I will be playing a bit on his solo record which he will also be recording hopefully in October.
I am taking a father/son RV trip to Mount Rushmore/The Badlands/The Black Hills in the middle of August....yee haw!
I am going to be making a trip to Nashville in late August to do some co-writing with various artists....no one specific to report.
There will be a new song of mine recorded in Spain in July that will be in a new movie entitled Off The Black starring Nick Nolte and Timothy Hutton....not sure of release date. Song is entitled "Be Still My Baby" basically performed by me with percussion by Paco Loco.
I am collaborating on a project entitled "Tuatara".....this is a band that includes Peter Buck and Barrett Martin (Screaming Trees) and Scott McCaughey (Minus Five/Young Fresh Fellows). What happens is they let different 'artists' choose songs that are already recorded sans melodies and words. It was great fun writing this way and I ended up doing three songs which will hopefully end up on the new disc which is still in the works.
Golden Smog dates coming up in September of course.
I have written and recorded music for a film entitled Men by Nicole Burdette (Chelsea Walls) that, in the fashion of Midnight Cowboy and The Graduate, is planning to have the film follow the music....so interestingly enough the music has been recorded before the movie has been shot....In the works but don't hold your breath.
I will be producing The Sadies next record at Paco Loco studios in Puerto De Santa Maria Spain. I hopefully will begin recording what may become my new solo album in December at Paco's. This record may end up being recorded at various studios...still in the conceptual stages....likely band member...Jonny Polonsky. Other potential collaborators include Richard Causon and Kraig Johnson......
I will be producing the new Sara Lee Guthrie/Johnny Irion record hopefully in Nashville in January...
There will be some bonus material which should include film footage of me recording "Every Word" on the upcoming dvd release of the movie Wordplay.
I am still trying to get that damned Live Jayhawks album released and hopefully someday some retrospective or odds and ends stuff...we are trying here but with all the labels that have been involved it makes it a real maze of a journey.
I will be cleaning out my basement in August.
I will focus on finishing my record after the completion of Johnny and Sara Lee's record .....
Rest assured there will be touring to support the various projects mentioned above at some point next year.
06/03/06 Gary and Kraig Johnson visited with Mary Lucia in The Current studios yesterday to discuss the forthcoming Golden Smog album and Gary's movie soundtrack work for the new documentary "Wordplay". The interview has been archived on the MPR web site.
05/05/06 Marc Perlman w/ Jessy Greene and Tim O'Reagan will be performing at a benefit for Happy Tails Rescue at the Fine Line Cafe in Minneapolis on May 11th. Preview some Golden Smog tracks from their forthcoming album Another Fine Day and check out Tim's myspace site.
04/13/06 Check it out! Marc Perlman and Tim O'Reagan have contributed their musical talents to Patrick Eckart's (Lovejoys, Dylan Hicks) new release Good Humor Man. The cd is available at patrickeckart.com.
03/18/06 As many of you know Gary did some co-writing with the Dixie Chicks awhile back and their new album will be released May 23rd. The press release mentions Gary's participation. Rhett Miller's new album The Believer features Gary on backing vocals. And finally a date for the new Golden Smog album Another Fine Day (featuring, of course, Gary, Marc and Kraig) is scheduled for a July 18th release on Lost Highway.
02/12/06 Some recent tidbits: Gary was a guest at the Sadies' February 3rd and 4th shows in Toronto which were recorded for a live album. Check out photos from the February 4th show. Gary and Ed's production team will be producing their next album. This month Gary will also be busy producing The Wrenfields' new album. See their press release for more info. Jayhawks fan Kelly interviewed Gary this past week regarding his plans for the year (including working on a solo album!) and the interview is available to download at yousendit. A transcription of the interview can be found here. The release date for Tim O'Reagan's cd on Lost Highway has been pushed back to July 27, 2006.
01/11/06 Marc Perlman will be chatting with host Mary Lucia on the Current Thursday, January 12th sometime between 3 and 7 pm. The broadcast will be streamed and more information can be found on the Current's web site. Gary will be one of the guests performing a few songs with the Sadies February 3rd and 4th at Lee's Palace, Toronto. The shows are being recorded for a live album. Not a lot of info yet, but Gary will be doing a short tour of Spain. It will be 10 days to 2 weeks starting in the latter half of March and will most likely include Kraig Johnson and Paco Loco who will play with him and also do some of their own solo stuff.
01/07/06 Many of you may have heard about the deaths of musician Bryan Harvey and his family. Bryan was in the band House of Freaks and also Gutterball with Stephen McCarthy and Steve Wynn. The Jayhawks wanted to let their fans know how "saddened we are and that our thoughts go out to the family, Richmond music scene and our friends Steve McCarthy and Steve Wynn who were friends and bandmates with Bryan Harvey".
12/05/05 The Jayhawks will be performing a short set at the First Avenue 35th Anniversary CD Release Party & Benefit for Toys For Tots, December 14th at First Avenue. Other performers include The Hold Steady, Koalas, Jessy Greene, Polara, Rifle Sport, X-Boys, Aesma Daeva, The Mighty Mofos, Curtiss A, The Mood Swings, Mike Watt, Curtiss A and members of Golden Smog. Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, December 6th at 10 am thru ticketmaster.com, First Avenue and local record stores. The cd The Bootlegs: Vol. 1 Celebrating 35 years at First Avenue which includes a live version of "Better Days" recorded December 21, 2003 can be purchased online at First Avenue and Electric Fetus. More info at DEMO
09/18/05 Marc Perlman will be a guest collaborator when Polara performs at the 89.3 The Current's Guest Session Sundays series at the Fitzgerald Theater on October 23rd. More info is available on the Susstones web site.
09/14/05 Gary Louris and Mark Olson will be performing September 24th at "Parting the Waters", an evening of words and music from New Orleans and the Delta presented by The New Yorker to benefit Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. Tim O'Reagan will be playing on the monthly House of Mercy radio show on Sept. 25th accompanied by (former Son Volt) Jim Boquist and possibly Mark Olson. For more information go to: www.misplacedmusic.org
09/01/05 The Jayhawks will be donating the live version of "Better Days" recorded at First Avenue on December 21, 2003 to the First Avenue 35th Anniversary Collection. According to the Jayhawk's management the live album will definitely be released by Lost Highway sometime in 2006. No firm release date has been set though.
08/30/05 Tim O'Reagan's new cd is out now! To order your copy go to:
06/07/05 Live From The Woman's Club Vol 2 is now available to order online from The Electric Fetus at: www.efetus.com
05/26/05 Some good news from Gary regarding the new Golden Smog album: the Golden Smog is in the studio with Ed Ackerson tracking some more songs and overdubbing on the stuff we did in Spain...Jeff and Jody will be coming in next week for a few days. Also it looks good for the Woman's Club 2 to be available in indie stores soon. Tim O'Reagan's site has been updated and he is shooting for July 1st release. He also has a couple of songs the Jayhawks covered at the 2002 Seattle acoustic show up on his site.
Please assure the fanpage members that articles can be misleading and a
Also please check out a fan's conversation with Gary on the FanPage message board.
01/31/05 News from Tim O'Reagan:
01/07/05 The Jayhawks encourage you to make a contribution to help provide relief to those who have been devastated by the Asian Ocean Tsunami. Gary Louris wrote in his New Years message:
Just a note wishing all of you at the jayhawks fanpage a great new year. As always I appreciate your interest, criticism and continued support. We should all keep the victims of the recent earthquake/tsunami in our prayers and hopefully find a way to send whatever we can to help in the aid relief. Love to all and see you in the coming year!!! Gary Louris
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