[ Rykodisc / CD ]
Release Date: Monday 18 February 2008
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With his solo debut, 'Vagabonds', Louris steps out from The Jayawks & Golden Smog to deliver some of his most evocative and personal music yet with the aid of Black Crowes frontman and longtime fan, Chris Robinson.
Through his two-decade stint as singer, guitarist and principal songwriter of The Jayhawks and as a member of alt-supergroup Golden Smog, Gary Louris has built a deeply compelling body of music whose artistry and integrity has earned him a loyal audience and the respect of critics and his peers.
With his solo debut, 'Vagabonds', Louris steps out to deliver some of his most evocative and personal music yet with the aid of Black Crowes frontman and longtime fan, Chris Robinson, who co-produced the album s organically soulful performances.
Louris' trademark introspection and uplift is reflected on the standout "True Blue", which offers a compelling blend of acoustic and electric textures. The title track acts as the musical and conceptual centerpiece of the record, with bittersweet, vivid imagery and a surging vocal chorus.
1. True Blue
2. Omaha Nights
3. To Die a Happy Man
4. She Only Calls Me on Sundays
5. We'll Get By
6. Black Grass
7. I Wanna Get High
9. D.C. Blues