Gary Louris

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    October 14, 2014

    The Jayhawks Reform Their Late '90s Lineup Tonight at the Granada

    For most bands, whenever they cut a few records without a founding member, those records are almost forgotten about when that founding member returns to the band. Whether it's Van Halen, Iron Maiden or Bad Religion, this happens all the time. With the Jayhawks, they cut three albums without foundi ... More >>

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    April 17, 2013

    The 10 Greatest Alt-Country Bands Ever

    With Jay Farrar and Son Volt playing at the Sons of Hermann Hall this weekend, it seems a good time to evaluate the entire Alt-country semi-movement. For all practical matters, Alt-country began with Uncle Tupelo's album No Depression in 1990. Shortly thereafter, the magazine of the same name was pu ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012

    The 15th Anniversary of The Old 97's Too Far to Care and Rhett Miller's Solo Album: Does Anyone Still Care?

    Fifteen years ago this month, the Old 97's released their major label debut, Too Far to Care. Last week, frontman Rhett Miller released his latest solo record, The Dreamer. Darryl Smyers and Eric Grubbs sat down and talked about the legacy of Too Far to Care, and whether or not it's a bigger deal th ... More >>

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    November 17, 2011

    Last Night: The Jayhawks, Jolie Holland

    The Jayhawks.​Last Night: The Jayhawks, Jolie Holland Granada Theater November 16 Better than: rummaging through closets for dubbed copies of Crossroads episodes. Looking only at The Jayhawks' set list from last night, you could think the show was more for a hardcore fan than a casual one, b ... More >>

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    November 14, 2011

    The Jayhawks' Mark Olson on seeing Arlo Guthrie: "I was floored."

    The Jayhawks' Mark Olson.​As previewed in last week's issue, The Jayhawks have returned with a new album and a new sense of joy. As the band returns to Dallas with Mark Olson and Karen Grotberg in the lineup, you can expect to hear plenty of great country rock on Wednesday night at the Granada ... More >>

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    November 10, 2011

    Closer To Your Side

    Reunited Jayhawks just glad to be playing, and a wide range of new fans are happy too.

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    April 18, 2009

    Last Night: Mark Olson and Gary Louris at Sons of Hermann Hall

    [Editor's note: This review was penned by our newest Observer/DC9 contributor, Eric Grubbs.] Mark Olson and Gary LourisSons of Hermann HallApril 17, 2009 Better Than: wondering if Ryan Adams and Caitlin Cary could successfully do a reunion record and tour. The average age of ... More >>

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    April 16, 2009
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    March 5, 2009

    Mark Olson & Gary Louris

    Ready for the Flood (New West)

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    February 28, 2008

    Gary Louris

    Vagabonds (Rykodisc)

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    February 21, 2008
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    July 19, 2007

    Mark Olson

    The Salvation Blues (Hacktone)

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    August 24, 2006

    The Sadies

    In Concert, Volume One (Yep Roc)

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    July 20, 2006

    Golden Smog

    Another Fine Day (Lost Highway)

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    March 17, 2005

    Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion

    Tuesday, March 22, at Poor David's Pub

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    January 20, 2005


    Tift Merritt breaks through with an impressive album and an even more impressive Grammy nomination

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    November 13, 2003

    For the Birds

    The Jayhawks saved plenty for a Rainy Day

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    February 25, 1999

    The only one

    Wilco's Jeff Tweedy spent years trying to prove he was better than everyone thought. Now, with Summer Teeth, nothing's ever gonna get in his way again.

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    December 24, 1998

    Listen up

    1998 was not a very good year, but it's still worth the bother

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    October 22, 1998

    Country and Midwestern

    The best of the alt-country lot salute the majesty of the past--while defining the future

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    October 8, 1998
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    June 19, 1997
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    March 20, 1997

    Pop mart

    South by Southwest '97: Will guitars give up the ghost? Yes and no, but mostly no

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    December 19, 1996
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    August 29, 1996

    Blast from the past

    In days of old, when nights were bold

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    March 21, 1996

    The unusual suspects

    At South by Southwest, the magic moments count the most

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    January 18, 1996

    More a legend than a band

    Sloppy and perfect, Golden Smog is the best of all worlds

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    December 14, 1995
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    April 20, 1995

    At the Palace

    The Jayhawks aren't just grieving angels picking at Gram Parson's remains