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Alt-country stalwarts The Jayhawks will release their 10th album, Back Roads and Abandoned Motels, on July 13 via Legacy Recordings.
Back Roads And Abandoned Motels consists of the Jayhawks' versions of songs originally written by front man Gary Louris with and for other artists, including "Come Cryin' to Me" (originally released on Natalie Maines' Mother in 2013); "Everybody Knows" and "Bitter End" (released on Dixie Chicks' Taking The Long Way in 2006); "Gonna Be a Darkness" (written and performed by Louris and Jakob Dylan for True Blood: Music From The HBO Original Series - Volume 3 in 2011); "Need You Tonight" (originally released on Scott Thomas' Matson Tweed in 2015); "El Dorado" (originally released on Carrie Rodriguez' She Ain't Me in 2008); "Bird Never Flies" (originally released on Ari Hest's The Break-In in 2007); "Backwards Women" (written with Wild Feathers but never recorded) and "Long Time Ago" (written with Emerson Hart of Tonic but never recorded).
Two of the tracks, "Carry You To Safety" and "Leaving Detroit," are brand-new Louris originals.
The new album was produced by Louris, Jackson and Ed Ackerson. It was recorded in Flowers Studio in Minneapolis.
|Come Cryin' to Me|
|Gonna Be a Darkness|
|Long Time Ago|
|Need You Tonight|
|Bird Never Flies|
|Carry You to Safety|