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Concerts

The reunited Jayhawks perform at Mountain Stage.

August 13, 2012 The pioneering alt-country band performs material from its most recent album, Mockingbird Time.

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Mark Olson performed on Mountain Stage.

January 10, 2012 The co-founder of The Jayhawks brings some solo alt-country to West Virginia's most famous stage.

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Mark Olson of The Jayhawks. The band performed at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minn. in support of their recent release, Mockingbird Time.

September 27, 2011 Hear a special show, on the heels of the band's first new album in eight years.

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June 29, 2007 The 24-member band headlines a live midday concert, with opening act Mark Olson.

Studio Sessions

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April 13, 2009 The former Jayhawks are back with a largely acoustic album, reminiscent of old-time bluegrass.

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November 15, 2007 An original member of the Jayhawks performs music from his latest CD, Salvation Blues.

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July 31, 2007 Following his divorce, Olson recorded his first true solo album: The Salvation Blues.

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Interviews & Profiles

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July 31, 2007 Following his divorce, Olson recorded his first true solo album: The Salvation Blues.

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Discover Songs

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April 13, 2009 The former Jayhawks are back with a largely acoustic album, reminiscent of old-time bluegrass.

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February 4, 2009 "Turn Your Pretty Name Around" displays the duo's still-miraculous harmonies to great effect.

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Reviews

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February 4, 2009 "Turn Your Pretty Name Around" displays the duo's still-miraculous harmonies to great effect.

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Salvation Blues

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  • Album: Salvation Blues
  • Artist: Mark Olson
  • Label: Rykodisc
  • Released: 2007
 

Ready for the Flood

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  • Album: Ready for the Flood
  • Artist: Mark Olson/Gary Louris
  • Label: New West
  • Released: 2009
 

Salvation Blues

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The Fragile Army

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  • Album: The Fragile Army
  • Artist: The Polyphonic Spree