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It only took 20 years, but Gary Louris finally meandered down that road that most songwriters seek and put out a solo record. "I've been in a band for quite awhile, and it took up most of my time, and I felt like I had enough of my personal stuff expressed through The Jayhawks that I didn't need to put out a solo record," he says. "Now that that band isn't together anymore, it was just time." As a founding member of The Jayhawks and their lead singer and guitarist on three of their  ...
The Jayhawks' new album, "Rainy Day Music," is perhaps its best effort to date. Ethan Johns produced this sad, yet still jangle-y album. It's a disc filled with songs about girls with problems, about recognizing life's spiritual side and - maybe more than anything else - just about making pretty music to wile away the long hours during those many rainy Minneapolis days. Now down to a just a compact trio, singer Gary Louris, drummer Tim O'Reagan and bassist Marc Perlman continue to turn their rainy days into beautiful musical rainbows.  ...

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