Flying Together Again
by Lindsay Eanet
With their classic lineup together again and a new album, the hardest-working band in alt-country comes back soaring.
Mark Olson is working a double shift tonight. Not only is The Jayhawks’ co-founder playing with his band tonight for a sold-out crowd at the Academy 2 in Manchester, England, but he’s also the opening act. Olson and Norwegian multi-instrumentalist Ingunn Ringvold kick things off with no-frills folk (the duo only work with four instruments—guitar, djembe, dulcimer and harmonium—so they can travel light). While they set up for a number which involves a travel harmonium, Olson recalls the words of...