There’s not really much point in giving any type of back story to Gary Louris. If you are a fanatical Jayhawks fan, you already know more about the man than do, and if you aren’t, well it doesn’t really matter. The main thing is that after 20 years of making music, Louris has finally released a solo disc that should find a home on everyone’s shelf.
The record is simply beautiful.This collection of songs, but it deserves more. Louris manages to channel the floating melodies of LA in the 70’s – hear early Gram Parsons or David Crosby, but never feels dated or forced.
The band and contributers balance his spot on vocals with pedal steel and keys (they twinkle like stars in the sky on To Die a Happy Man) and gentle swells of choral backings (courtesy of Jenny Lewis, Johnathan Rice, Susanna Hoffs, and The Chapin Sisters).
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