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.
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