Ray Davies of The Kinks teamed up again with The Jayhawks for his new album, Our Country: Americana Act 2.
Davies used the Minnesota alt-country veterans for last year's Americana, and Jayhawks frontman Gary Louris says the experience of making the two albums was pretty amazing. Louris says, "He’s one of my heroes and I think he’s written some of the most important music of the 20th century. So to be part of his records and to get to know him as a friend was great."
Louris adds that for this second volume of songs, he ended up working with Davies more closely than he expected.
Gary Louris of The Jayhawks on working with Ray Davies on his Americana albums: