The Jayhawks. Photo: Courtesy
The Jayhawks. Photo: Courtesy

By Catherine Manso

Roots rock band, The Jayhawks, are performing at the Coach House on Monday, Jan. 12.

The group has been playing together for 25 years and is in the middle of their West Coast tour, celebrating reissues of three records, “Sound of Lies,” “Smile” and “Rainy Day Music,” which include bonus tracks, remastered vinyl and expanded booklets. Their repertoire for the evening will focus on the three records.

“It’s going to be quite an extravaganza, because there’s going to be seven people on stage, and we usually don’t have that big of a group. It’s the biggest line up we’ve had ever,” said songwriter Gary Louris.

Members of the current touring band include Marc Perlman on bass, Kraig Johnson on guitar, Tim O’Reagan on drums, Karen Grotberg on keyboard, Jessy Greene on violin, John Jackson on mandolin and Gary Louris on guitar.

“It’s going to be a sound explosion,” Louris said.

The Jayhawks haven’t performed in Southern California since 2010, but the band has made an effort in keeping its music up to date. Louris said only a handful of bands can be great live and still create quality music, and that’s what they do.

“Our music has aged well,” Louris said.

The young, up-and-coming band Trapper Schoepp will open for the Jayhawks.

Doors open at 6 p.m. The show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $35 and dinner reservations with priority seating are also available.

The Coach House is located at 33157 Camino Capistrano  in San Juan Capistrano. For tickets or more information, call 949.496.8930 or go to www.thecoachhouse.com.

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