Jayhawks Disband After 20 Years

The Jayhawks, a Minneapolis band that pioneered the alt.country movement, have called it quits, says singer Gary Louris. “I don’t think we’re going to do anything else,” Louris told the (Minneapolis) Star Tribune. “We felt like we’ve done that enough. Everybody just wants to do something else. We haven’t completely closed the door, but … I’d say it’s dead.” The band formed in 1985 and released several critically acclaimed albums, including Hollywood Town Hall (1992) and Tomorrow the Green Grass (1995). Louris and founding member Mark Olson (who left the band in the mid-90s) are currently touring together. The band issued its most recent album, Rainy Day Music, in 2003.