Born countercurrently to the American music scene of the time, The Jayhawks have always advocated a classic sound, halfway between country and rock, which eventually became one of the most important groups of the post -punk era.
The group emerged in the late 80´s in Minneapolis. Its founders, Mark Olson, Gary Louise, Marc Perlman and Norm Rogers, came from different local bands and published in 1986 their first self-released album, titled “The Jayhawks”. After this first job, they recorded three more albums: “Blue Earth”, “Hollywood Town Hall” and “Tomorrow The Green Grass”, which garnered good reviews, but never became top selling albums.
In 2009 they released a new album, “Ready for the Flood”, which was presented in a world tour that brought them to Spain with great success. In early 2011 they reissued their first albums, “Hollywood Town Hall” and “Tomorrow The Green Grass”, with many unpublished extras , for the delight of their diehard fans.
Today, numerous albums, multiple concerts and various inputs and outputs of components after they are back with a new work: “Mockingbird Time”, released last year, and that is presented in Spain on a tour of four concerts that will take them around Barcelona , Madrid, Bilbao and Santiago de Compostela.
For this tour, the band has recovered most of its original components, including one of its former leaders, legendary Mark Olson, who left the group several years ago to live a quieter life as a solo singer, along with Gary Louris, Marc Perlman, Karen Grotberg and Tim O´Reagan came to Spain to present their latest work and review their legendary discography, which has already become part of the history of American folk and country music.
So, on September 25 they will kick off their Spanish tour with a concert at the Apolo Barcelona, on the 26 thry will be in Madrid at Joy Eslava, on the 27 in the Capitol Room of Santiago de Compostela and will end their Spanish tour on the 29 in Bilbao, with a concert at the Walk On Project Festival .
If you´re a fan of the band, rent one of our apartments in Barcelona and do not miss the start of their Spanish tour. Remember that on their last visit to our country every show was sold out, so hurry up!