Gary Louris, vocalist from the seminal alt-country group the Jayhawks (and alt-country/rock supergroup Golden Smog), has just released his first solo album, Vagabonds. It’s got a little more of a laid back, twangy vibe than some of the later Jayhawks albums, and his voice sounds as great as ever. I just got tickets to see his show at the Somerville Theater on April 1.
You can check the album out at his MySpace page. Newbury Comics is also selling it with a bonus disc, Acoustic Vagabonds, which comes with 6 acoustic versions of tracks from the album.