Louris: Jayhawks Closing Up Shop
The Jayhawks have apparently called it a day. Singer Gary Louris has confirmed that the alternative country pioneers are no longer an active band.The Jayhawks have apparently called it a day. Singer Gary Louris has confirmed that the alternative country pioneers are no longer an active band. The news comes just as the artist has begun a reunion tour with former Jayhawks principal Mark Olson, who left the band in 1995.
"I don't think we're going to do anything else," Louris told the Minneapolis Star Tribune of the Jayhawks. "We felt like we've done that enough. Everybody just wants to do something else. We haven't completely closed the door, but ... I'd say it's dead."
Louris recently co-wrote new tunes with the Dixie Chicks and appears eager to try other career directions, such as record production. "When you're on the treadmill [with a full-time band], you never have time to learn anything else," he said. "I'm enjoying all these new experiences."
The Jayhawks' last album was 2003's "Rainy Day Music," which peaked at a career-best No. 51 on The Billboard 200.
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