Gary Louris: This tour will be primarily Mark and myself….I love the person and the playing of Mark’s girlfriend Ingunn and she will be playing djembe and other assorted percussion on a number of shows on this tour. I can’t say enough good things about her. I would be interested in adding people who played on the record, such as the amazing Jason Yates on organ and the incredible and undeniable force George Reiff who played bass on our record, along with the intriguing and unaffordable Ben Peeler and Jimmie Hey on assorted string instruments and drums respectively, but whenever we add players it begs the question…why not the Jayhawks? That is a tough one …The Jayhawks to me were so amazing that it almost seems sacrilegious to try and make that happen again…maybe in once-in-a-while setting but as a day-to-day this is what i do thing it might take away from what it was…..anyway…I am babbling…We will always perform old Jayhawks songs…we are proud of them and for Mark and I they are still exciting to perform…..We feel like our career was cut short prematurely, by our own hands, and we really never have performed them in a live setting like we wrote them…two guys with acoustic guitars…We may tap into our own solo records but mostly it will come from what Mark and I have done TOGETHER.
Monday, January 19, 2009
I posted earlier about a new MP3 from Gary Louris and Mark Olson. The two ex-Jayhawks chat about the process of making their new record and what their forthcoming tour might sound like. (Muzzle of Bees)