The Jayhawks

The Jayhawks



The Jayhawks are an American alternative country and country rock band that emerged from the Twin Cities music scene during the mid-1980s. Their country rock sound was influential on many bands who played the Twin Cities circuit during the 1980s and 1990s like Uncle Tupelo, the Gear Daddies and the Honeydogs. They have released several studio albums, including five on the American Recordings label. On hiatus from 2005 to 2009, the band has since reunited, releasing an album, Mockingbird Time, in September 2011. After the tour, Mark Olson again left the band. It was later revealed that he left because of a strained relationship with band member Gary Louris.[1] After another brief hiatus, the 1997 touring lineup reunited to play shows in 2014 to support the reissue of three albums released between 1997 and 2003. In September 2015 the band announced that they were recording a new album, Paging Mr. Proust, produced by Peter Buck, which was released in 2016.



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Lovers of the Sun is a song by musical group The Jayhawks, released on April 22, 2016.
Devil Is In Her Eyes
Devil Is In Her Eyes is a song by musical group The Jayhawks, released on April 15, 2016.
Comeback Kids
Comeback Kids is a song by musical group The Jayhawks, released on April 8, 2016.
The Devil Is in Her Eyes
The Devil Is in Her Eyes is a song by musical group The Jayhawks, released on April 1, 2016.

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The Jayhawks
  –  December 10, 2016
the Jayhawks' shimmering blend of country, folk, and bar band rock made them one of the most widely acclaimed artists to emerge from the alternative country scene. The group sprang up in 1985 out of the fertile musical community of Minneapolis, Minnesota ...
Ray Davies Teams With The Jayhawks To Release A New Album
  –  January 23, 2017
NPR first debuted the track. They also posted “Americana’s” 15-track list. “Americana” prominently features Minnesota country rock-legends the Jayhawks as the backing band. They joined Ray Davies at his Konk Studio in London last January.
Ray Davies releasing new LP with The Jayhawks as backing band (listen to “Poetry”)
  –  January 24, 2017
Like the book, the record focuses on the’ relationship America has played in Davies’ life, and enlisted actual Americana band The Jayhawks to back him on the LP. (The Jayhawks’ Karen Grotberg duets with him on “Message From The Road.”)
Ray Davies Teams with The Jayhawks for First Album in Over Nine Years
  –  January 23, 2017
Ray Davies will release his first new album in over nine years on April 21 as Americana will find the Kinks legend teaming with The Jayhawks as his backing band on the record, which yields fifteen new original songs. The album, which serves as a companion ...
Ray Davies Teams With The Jayhawks To Release A New Album
  –  January 23, 2017
Ray Davies announces his first album in nine years with the help of the Jayhawks. The Kinks’ Ray Davies announced his first new studio album in over nine years. Davies named the album Americana after his 2013 memoir. The album will be released on April ...
The Jayhawks Back Ray Davies on New Album ‘Americana’
  –  January 23, 2017
On April 21, Ray Davies, the legendary frontman of the Kinks, will release a solo album called Americana. Backing up Davies on the record are the Jayhawks, and they’ve released the lead single, “Poetry,” which you can stream below. A press release ...
The Kinks’ Ray Davies Releases ‘Poetry’ with the Jayhawks
  –  January 23, 2017
The Kinks’ Ray Davies has a new album in the works titled Americana, which explores the contradictions and foundations of the term from a Brit’s perspective. Davies collaborated with the Jayhawks on the first song from the album called “Poetry ...
The Kinks' Ray Davies Teams Up With The Jayhawks On 'Poetry'
  –  January 23, 2017
recorded with The Jayhawks, looks at a sadder, less soul-filled America. "Poetry" is the first glimpse of his next album, Americana, his first record in nearly a decade. Where Ray Davies was once enchanted by the black hills of Kentucky, this song looks at ...

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