Band: The Jayhawks
The Jayhawks hail from Minnesota’s’ Twin Cities and have been around since the mid-80s - with a slew of bumpy band breakups and reunions along the way. Over the years they’ve largely stayed true to their easy-listening, alt-country roots. This one’s from 2003’s Rainy Day Music. The time-honoured angst of heartache and toasted relationships is what’s served up here, the understated message delivered with a fine-grained sense of melody and exquisite timing. Fantastic economy of arrangement with maximum impact - the Jayhawks in top form.