The Jayhawks

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": alt-country americana rock country alt country Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Def American Records producer George Drakoulias discovered this Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA-based band after they had already made two low-key records. Legend has it that he phoned Dave Ayers of Twin/Tone Records and, on overhearing a collection of the band’s demos during the conversation, signed them up. Together since 1985, until their induction to Rick Rubin’s eclectic label they had only sold approximately 10, 000 records. The band’s line-up on their 1986 debut comprised Mark Olson (18 September 1961, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; vocals/guitar), Gary Louris (b. 10 March 1955, Toledo, Ohio, USA; vocals/guitar), Marc Perlman (bass), and Norm Rogers (drums). Rogers was subsequently replaced by Thad Spencer but the band was put on hold after Louris was involved in a near fatal car accident in October 1988. Twin/Tone decided to remix several of the band’s demo sessions and released them as Blue Earth.


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