Gary Louris

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The Jayhawks | Hollywood Town Hall (Expanded) and Tomorrow the Green Grass (Legacy Edition)

The reedy voices of Mark Olson and Gary Louris are why the Jayhawks stood out from the '90s alt-country crowd - two inextricably linked stalks of lonesome beauty, they remain impossible to discern from each other, impossible to peel apart.
Legacy/American (2011)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  January 21, 2011

Dar Williams | Many Great Companions

The companions of the title are Dar Williams's songs, which the singer-songwriter revisits here two different ways.
Razor & Tie (2010)
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  October 08, 2010

Review: Mark Olson and Gary Louris, Ready for the Flood (New West)

Some of us sat idly by while the Stooges, the Pixies, the Police, and the New Kids were busy plotting their improbable reunions, our arms crossed, feigning indifference.
Return of the Hawks
By ZETH LUNDY  |  January 20, 2009

Solo shot

Gary Louris had no grand designs for the beginning of his solo career.
Gary Louris leaves the Jayhawks behind
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  March 25, 2008

“Savannah” would be better

Why does the six-minute-plus final track, “Go On,” full of nothing but guitar, vocals, and a little harmonica, seem like our first introduction to the real Joe Farren?
Joe Farren would just get in trouble in Atlanta
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  August 29, 2007

On Golden Smog

Golden Smog's tours feel like an easy excuse for a bunch of old buddies to get together and do what they love. Slideshow: Golden Smog at the Paradise
Golden Smog, the Paradise, September 18, 2006
By TOM KIELTY  |  September 19, 2006


Oh brother, where alt thou?

In the summer of 1995, Grant Alden was documenting “the tail end of the grunge years” as managing editor of a Seattle music weekly, the Rocket . Alejandro Escovedo, "Broken Bottle" (mp3 via MySpace) Drive-By Truckers, "Feb. 14" (mp3 via MySpace)
A popular cult genre searches for its lost highway
By FRANKLIN SOULTS  |  August 02, 2006