On the wings of an excellent new album, the Minnesotan quartet has several dates scheduled in Southern California: Belly Up in Solana Beach (7/24) and Fonda Theatre in LA (7/26). Both are excellent venues; either is a show not to be missed.
The band has been steadily delivering a wealth of great music over many years. Their eponymous debut in 1986 signaled a band with longevity. Their latest offering is Paging Mr. Proust. It has garnered glowing reviews from disparate sources, ranging from National Public Radio to Wall Street Journal.
The band is now comprised of original members Gary Louris (guitar, vocals) and Marc Perlman (bass), and more recent arrivals Tim O’Reagan (drums, vocals) and newest member Karen Grotberg (keyboards, backing vocals).
As producer of the new Jayhawks album, Peter Buck has brought his affection for chiming guitars from his days in REM.