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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 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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The Jayhawks.

May 21, 2011 Hear songs from the alt-country band's upcoming album, Mockingbird Time, in a live setting.

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Studio Sessions

The Jayhawks.

November 24, 2011 The alt-country group returns to World Cafe on the heels of its new album, Mockingbird Time.

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The Jayhawks perform live on KEXP at New York City's Cutting Room Studios.

March 10, 2011 Listen to the decorated Minneapolis roots-rock band perform a set on KEXP with host John Richards.

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The Jayhawks; Andrew Caitlin

September 24, 2009 Hear The Jayhawks' spare, harmony-drenched alt-country music in a session on World Cafe.

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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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March 31, 2008 As a founding member of The Jayhawks, Louris co-wrote some of alt-country's finest albums.

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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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Interviews & Profiles

The Jayhawks (left to right): Marc Perlman, Karen Grotberg, Mark Olson, Gary Louris, Tim O'Reagan.

October 15, 2011 Co-founders Mark Olson and Gary Louris discuss making their first record together in 16 years.

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The Jayhawks; Andrew Caitlin

September 24, 2009 Hear The Jayhawks' spare, harmony-drenched alt-country music in a session on World Cafe.

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March 9, 2008 The co-founder of The Jayhawks just released Vagabonds, his first solo record.

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July 9, 2006 The drummer and multi-dimensional musician's self-titled CD features several old bandmates.

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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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December 23, 2003 The mail poured in from listeners telling us their picks for 2003's best CDs. There were a few t...

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Mockingbird Time

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  • Album: Mockingbird Time
  • Artist: The Jayhawks
  • Label: Rounder
  • Released: 2011
 

Vagabonds

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  • Album: Vagabonds
  • Artist: Gary Louris
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  • Released: 2008
 

Tim O'Reagan

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  • Label: Lost Highway
  • Released: 2006
 

Rainy Day Music

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  • Album: Rainy Day Music
  • Artist: The Jayhawks
  • Label: Lost Highway
  • Released: 2003
 

Rainy Day Music

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  • Album: Rainy Day Music
  • Artist: The Jayhawks
  • Label: American
 

Salvation Blues

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

Music from the North Country: The Jayhawks Anthology [Deluxe Edition]

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  • Album: Music from the North Country: The Jayhawks Anthology [Deluxe Edition]
  • Artist: The Jayhawks
  • Label: Sony Legacy
  • Released: 2009
 

Ready for the Flood

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