Sign up for newsletter
 

Gary Louris/Mark Olson CD gets delayed

Monday, September 8, 2008 – The disc from former Jayhawks Gary Louris and Mark Olson's album, "Ready For The Flood," was slated to be released Sept. 16. But only eight days before the scheduled drop date, an announcement was made Monday that the music will now be released in early 2009 on New West Records.

No reason was given for the delay.

This is the first album by Olson and Louris since Olson left the Jayhawks. The music was recorded at Sage & Sound Studios in Hollywood with Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes (who also worked on Louris' "Vagabonds," which came out earlier this year). Louris had called in Robinson, who happened to be in town at that point, for "vibe support" and he ended up producing the album; he also played harmonica and contributed backing vocals.

"Ready for the Flood" is said to have a stripped down, fingerpicked guitar playing and Laurel Canyon sound with allusions to the English folk of Bert Jansch, Nick Drake, John Renbourn. Louris and Olson used a live recording technique.

More news for Gary Louris

CD reviews for Gary Louris

Vagabonds CD review - Vagabonds
Former Jayhawk and Golden Smog member Gary Louris doesn't stray too far from his alt.-country fold with his solo debut. In fact, it might bring out a bit more of his soulful side judging by the timeless, Neil Young-leaning opener "True Blue," which also brings to mind something Ryan Adams might have considered for "Easy Tiger." The same can also be said of "We'll Get By." Produced by Black Crowes vocalist Chris Robinson, the record invites you into »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Watkins steps out on his own – At the ripe old age of 39, Sean Watkins is doing things a bit differently when it comes to his music. By far the biggest sign is that he is in the midst of his first ever solo headlining tour. That may seem a bit odd almost after having released four solo albums since 2001. But when you have your main gig being in the trio Nickel Creek, pus other... »»»
Concert Review: No surprise, Jackson and friends still Keepin' It Country – Alan Jackson calling his current tour Keepin' It County reads like one of those 'no duh' statements because the Georgia born singer/songwriter has always kept his music traditional - even in the face of the continuing rock and pop-ization of contemporary country music. But keep it country he did once again for a sold out audience on the... »»»
Subscribe to Country News Digest Country News Digest      Follow Country Standard Time on twitter CST      Visit Country Standard Time on Facebook CST

Elsewhere in the news

Currently at the CST blogs

Presley rises above (with) "American Middle Class" Some in the mainstream country audience may only know Angaleena Presley as one of the two other singers in Miranda Lambert's side group, Pistol Annies. But to view Presley in only that limited light would be selling her severely short. For starters, Pistol Annies is a trio of extra strong female country music writers and by no means merely Lambert's side group.... »»»
Jorma Kaukonen kicks back (sort of) and comes full circle with "Ain't In No Hurry" Jorma Kaukonen has reached that stage in life where any break he takes is well earned and completely deserved. The 74-year-old singer/songwriter is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee for his work with Jefferson Airplane and his solo career has kept him busy - and fans deliriously happy - for an astonishing 41 years when he's not sometimes playing with Hot Tuna.... »»»
6 String Drag ends two decade smoke break with "Roots Rock 'N' Roll" The last time Kenny Roby assembled 6 String Drag to record a new studio album, Bill Clinton had just handily secured his second term as president. That album was 1997's acclaimed "High Hat," and within months of its release, 6SD had dissolved, sadly capping a brief Americana/roots rock run that had seemed so promising after their brilliant 1994 self-titled debut...... »»»