Jayhawks - Back Roads And Abandoned Hotels

by The Jayhawks


Destined to become a classic in The Jayhawks' catalog, “Back Roads and Abandoned Motels” expands the group's repertoire with brand-new recordings of songs that frontman Gary Louris has co-written with other acts.

Recorded in two soulful sessions in 2017, “Back Roads and Abandoned Motels” finds the current incarnation of The Jayhawks expanding the group's repertoire with 11 new performances of Gary's songs. Karen and Tim each sing lead on two songs on the album.

Tim performs "Gonna Be a Darkness" and "Long Time Ago" while Karen takes lead vocals (for the first time on a Jayhawks album) on the opener, "Come Cryin' to Me (featuring a soulful horn section arranged by David Ralicke) and on "El Dorado."

For more than three decades, The Jayhawks' deeply melodic, harmony-rich blend of rock, folk and country have earned them consistent praise from fans and critics alike.


1x 12" LP, digital download


A1. Come Cryin' To Me

A2. Everybody Knows

A3. Gonna Be a Darkness

A4. Bitter End

A5. Backwards Women

A6. Long Time Ago

B1. Need You Tonight

B2. El Dorado

B3. Bird Never Flies

B4. Carry You To Safety

B5. Leaving Detroit


Legacy, 2018


[Rock] [Folk] [Country]