Kinks Reunion? Kolor Us Kautiously Optimistic

Are The Kinks finally, really getting back together? According to the man himself, Ray Davies, they really are – in fact, he says they’ve been working on new material in the studio. “I think it’s kind of an appropriate time to do it,” Davies, 74, told the BBC’s Channel 4 News. “The trouble is, the… Continue reading Kinks Reunion? Kolor Us Kautiously Optimistic

The Jayhawks Keep Things Familiar

Back Roads and Abandoned Motels, a new album from The Jayhawks, will be released on Friday, July 13th. But chances are, you’ve already heard many of its songs… just not these Jayhawks versions. Nine of the 11 tracks are songs that head ‘Hawk Gary Louris co-wrote with other notable singer-songwriters, most of which were recorded… Continue reading The Jayhawks Keep Things Familiar

Johnny Cash’s Writings Put to Song

A selection of poems, lyrics, letters and other writings by Johnny Cash – undiscovered until after his death – has been put to music by an assortment of country, rock and Americana artists, and will be released as Johnny Cash: Forever Words on April 6th by Legacy Recordings. Acts on the 16-track collection include Chris Cornell,… Continue reading Johnny Cash’s Writings Put to Song

Ray Davies Enlists the Jayhawks for Americana

Ray Davies, or Sir Raymond Davies as he’s formally known now that Queen Elizabeth has knighted him for his service to the arts, will release his first solo album in ten years on April 21st. Whittled down from a pool of over a hundred potential cuts, Americana is a mix of songs and occasional spoken… Continue reading Ray Davies Enlists the Jayhawks for Americana

Wesley Stace Gets Busy With the Jayhawks

Wesley Stace photographed at his home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on June 6, 2013.

Wesley Stace, ever the rascal, always has something fun and interesting up his sleeve. Come Feb. 24, he’ll soon regale us with his long-awaited collaboration with the Jayhawks. Wesley Stace’s John Wesley Harding Featuring The Minneapolitan Sounds Of The Jayhawks materialized at Minneapolis’ Flowers Studio, where the Jayhawks recorded Smile. Gary Louris and Stace coproduced.… Continue reading Wesley Stace Gets Busy With the Jayhawks