LIVE: The Jayhawks @ The Egg, 10/30/14

December 1st, 2014, 3:00 pm by Greg
The Jayhawks

The Jayhawks

Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

The last time that alt-country pioneers the Jayhawks flew into Nippertown was nearly 10 years ago. In February 2005, Mark Olson and Gary Louris launched into the final song of their first set at The Egg and sang “Blue” – “Hard to sing with someone, won’t sing with you,” they sang, their magnificent harmonies tightly woven together.

While Louris has been the band’s one constant throughout all the years, Olson has been in a here-today/gone-tomorrow mode. And unfortunately, he was missing in action at the Jayhawks’ recent return to The Egg.

Fortunately (and surprisingly), it wasn’t all that big a deal. Louris has learned to work around Olson’s absence, and the band’s reunited 1997 line-up – featuring Marc Perlman, Tim O’Reagan, Karen Grotberg and Kraig Johnson – delivered the goods.

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