I finally listened to The Jayhawks for the first time ever, and wow, I’m really digging them. Their sound isn’t groundbreaking, by any means, but it’s very well-done alt-country on the Byrds/CSN tip, and I really love those fragile vocals and beautiful harmonies. Plus, they’re ultra-melodic - kind of like Fountains of Wayne doing alt-country. It’s just too bad they’re apparently on hiatus, though former and founding member Mark Olson will be at Jammin Java Sunday, May 4th. Anyway, now I just have to decide which Jayhawks CDs to pick up from Amazon – any suggestions?
MP3: Save It For A Rainy Day – The Jayhawks
MP3: Stumbling Through The Dark – The Jayhawks