The Jayhawks
(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

The Jayhawks

Sam Burton

Ages 12+
The Jayhawks at The Chapel

$35 adv / $40 door

All patrons will need to show valid proof of full vaccination in order to attend indoor shows at The Chapel. (“Full vaccination” means two weeks after your final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.) We will NOT be accepting negative COVID-19 tests. You are also required to wear a mask at all times while indoors (unless actively eating or drinking.) *Policy is subject to change

**Rescheduled from Saturday, June 20th**

The Jayhawks and their rootsy sound were definitely swimming against the tide when they emerged from a crowded Minnesota music scene in 1985. Over the course of almost 4 decades, 11 albums, countless memorable live shows and enough personal drama to fill a couple of Behind the Music episodes, this beloved band soared to heights few ever achieve while winning the hearts and minds of numerous critics, fans and peers in the process. After releasing two Indie albums in the 80s The Jayhawks signed with American Recordings in 1991 and over the next decade released 5 challenging, at times groundbreaking, albums, toured the world to widespread acclaim and even survived the departure of founding member Mark Olson in 1995. After a hiatus in the mid 2000s, the “classic” 1994 lineup reunited for another new studio album in 2011 and 2 years of solid touring, reacquainting audiences old and new with the band's timeless musical vision. 2014 saw a late 90s version of the band led by Gary Louris hitting the road to support the reissues of the 3 Jayhawks albums released from 1997-2003. This lineup released the band's 9th studio album in 2016, recorded in Portland, OR with producers Peter Buck and Tucker Martine. The band's next studio album, Back Roads And Abandoned Motels, was released in the summer of 2018, featuring Jayhawks versions of songs Gary Louris had previously written with other artists plus 2 new compositions. Recording for a new Jayhawks album was completed in Minnesota in late 2019 and in July 2020 the band released their 11th studio album, XOXO.

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Apparently wistful, but plumbed out with mysteries of the fall, this Utah native now Los Angeles based, Sam Burton’s debut solo record, I Can Go With You (Tompkins Square, 2020) has generated expectant curiosities on both sides of the Atlantic. The ballad-centric offering will set you thinking of Bert Jansch, Tim Buckley and Gram Parsons, but for a wandering new generation looking to get engaged by something/anything. As he sings on Illusion: “That’s a pretty arrow, you know I need an illusion. I have no need for one like mine.”

Casting off a half dozen snakeskins from a long apprenticeship on Tucker White’s Chthonic Records in The Great Salt Lake City — Burton signed to San Francisco’s Tompkins Square after seeing that they were kindred about what music did and does. Burton also felt this instant connection with producer Jarvis Taverniere (of Woods, prod. Whitney & Purple Mountains) Recalls Sam: “Jarvis saw me play a set at Golddiggers with Justin Sullivan and offered to record me. We met and talked about it and he seemed to be on the same page about how to treat the songs. Jarvis pushed me to make some of the songs a little more accessible and would hear a hook in someone’s playing and have them lay it down. He has a great ear and would come up with great melodic bass parts on the spot.”

He spent a month and a half last year playing pre-quarantine guitar for Jess Williamson’s band all over Europe for her record, Cosmic Wink. But now things have become pretty quiet out of necessity.

“I think it’s good to show your work and let go of things so I’m happy it is out. I wouldn’t say I expect anything from its release. It’s enough in itself to make music and share it.”

Venue Information:
The Chapel
777 Valencia St

San Francisco, CA, 94110