About The Jayhawks
Led by the gifted songwriting, impeccable playing, and honeyed harmonies of Mark Olson and Gary Louris, the Jayhawks' shimmering blend of country, folk, and bar band rock made them one of the most acclaimed artists to emerge from the alt-country scene of the '80s. Playing downcast, folk-leaning pop with Neil Young-informed country accents, the band emerged from the Minneapolis music scene in the mid-'80s. The Jayhawks became critical favorites and cult heroes with the release of their first major-label album, 1992's superb Hollywood Town Hall. Olson left the group in the mid-'90s, and the Jayhawks eventually went on hiatus, but Olson and Louris reunited for 2011's Mockingbird Time. Olson again dropped out, but Louris gave the band a third act with 2016's adventurous Paging Mr. Proust.