Friday, April 11, 2008
Honest Roots Rock: The Jayhawks
One of my musics greatest disappointments is the disappearance of The Jayhawks. Rainy Day Music was the album I first bought of theirs and I played it to death. Jayhawks' frontman, is Gary Louris who reminds me in his looks, of Paul Westerberg. What crazy hair eh? I don't know what it is about them - whether you call it folk or roots rock - they ain't country-western - but they just have an easy-going and such a harmony. You can't find actual Videos of their songs on YouTube, just a bunch of badly recorded live set stuff.
Jayhawks' lyrics are fantastic and most of their stuff I listen to and think "Hey, does that guy know me?" Particularly with "Save It For A Rainy Day" or "Stumbling In The Dark". You can check out their website on Lost Highway HERE, where better quality recordings can be heard.
That's the Jayhawks. Nothing fancy, honest just roots rock.