The Jayhawks began in Minneapolis in the mid-1980's as an alternative country rock band. Since then, the band has gone through changes and had periods of hiatus. Founding member Mark Olson has left The Jayhawks a couple of times (this time perhaps for good). Founding member Gary Louris currently leads the band, and Marc Perlman is the other remaining member from the original lineup. Paging Mr. Proust is the ninth Jayhawks album, with Peter Buck, Tucker Martine, and Louris producing. The record was recorded in Portland, Oregon, with solid songwriting and music that often seems to stretch the sound we've come to expect from The Jayhawks.