Obscure But Influential

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Before well known groups like WilcoNeko CaseRyan Adams, and a bevy of other artists known for their fusing of folk, rock and country elements rose to popular attention in the late nineties, there was a band from Minnesota called The Jayhawks. Influenced by late sixties folk rock idols like The ByrdsThe Flying Burrito BrothersGram Parsons, and Bob Dylan, Minneapolis-based The Jayhawks formed in 1985. Led by two primary songwriters, Mark Olson and Gary Louris, The Jayhawks are still considered a bit of a cult band that never achieved the kind of commercial success that the above mentioned musicians have enjoyed. If you enjoy the intersection of rock, roots music and infectious hooks, then check out the Jayhawks’ influential discography. Officially on hiatus, the band known for influencing the sound of Alternative Country continues to perform on occasion as well as working on studio projects.

Watch a clip of their performance on Austin City Limits.      


Rainy Day Music

Posted by Ryan Gage at 07/29/2009 08:29:44 AM | 

Rainy Day Music is one of my all-time favorite albums. Great post, Ryan.
Posted by: HillaryBG ( Email ) at 7/28/2009 9:54 PM

Austin city limits are fantastic! great video!
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