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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 he purchased his first electric guitar. In the… read more

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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:
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    love his voice
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    Check out this cartoon: 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.
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    Here's my review of the wonderful Vagabonds:

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