The Jayhawks are an American alternative country and country rock band that emerged from the Minneapolis area during the mid-1980s. Led by vocalists, guitarists and songwriters Gary Louris and Mark Olson, its country rock sound was influential on many bands who played the Twin Cities circuit during the 1980s and 1990s like Uncle Tupelo, the Gear Daddies and the Honeydogs. They have released eleven studio albums. The band has remained active touring and recording including the release of the albums Mockingbird Time in 2011, Live at The Belly Up in 2015, Paging Mr. Proust produced by Peter Buck of R.E.M. in 2016, Back Roads and Abandoned Motels in 2018 and XOXO in 2020. Hit songs include “Blue”, “Save it for a Rainy Day”, “Waiting for the Sun” and “She Walks in So Many Ways.” The Jayhawks played to a sold out audience at Gruene Hall in 2011.