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Long before rising to prominence as leader of the insurgent country group the Jayhawks (and the all-star collective Golden Smog), Gary Louris grew up in Toledo, OH, where he took piano lessons as a youngster. When he was 14, his mother gave him a classical guitar, suggesting he could bring the instrument to parties and become more popular. He started writing songs in college, but it wasn't until he had graduated that…

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  • "Better to be great than famous." - Gary Louris, frontman of the "world's unluckiest band," The Jayhawks, discusses the "difficult" Dixie Chicks, the power of the subconscious and "Better Days," the song that he wrote for a woman who he still loves to this day...Michelle Mcadorey: http://www.songfacts.com/blog/interviews/gary_louris_of_the_jayhawks/
  • love his voice
  • Check out this cartoon: http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/7f4efd6627. Hayes Carll is a great new songwriter on the road with the Old 97's. His new album, "Trouble in Mind," has been at #1 at Americana radio for three weeks and he got a 3 1/2 star review in people magazine. http://www.hayescarll.com/#/press.aspx
  • Here's my review of the wonderful Vagabonds: http://www.musicemissions.com/artists/albums/index.php?album_id=8041

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