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Best I've Ever Seen

Talking with artists about concerts they'll never forget

Gary Stoller is an award-winning editor, author, and journalist. He's written for USA TODAY and loves Bob Dylan and Blue Rodeo.

Best I've Ever Seen

Talking with artists about concerts they'll never forget

Gary Stoller is an award-winning editor, author, and journalist. He's written for USA TODAY and loves Bob Dylan and Blue Rodeo.

Gary Louris on "Paging Mr. Proust" and His Favorite Shows

Excellent post Gary with an interesting interview with Gary which explained both the album cover and title. I really like that new Jayhawks album and think it is much better than their last one. I was taken by your opening comment about it reminding you of the Beatles for I had the same reaction and mentioned that in a comment to the posted review of the album on this site although I compared it to "Revolver" and "Rubber Soul" era Beatles. I enjoy your postings in general because it's interesting to hear what concerts any given artist found exceptional but also because you give great, often new-to-me information about the artist you've interviewed. Keep up the good work.

I just stumbled across this article and would like to thank you Mr. Stoller for posting.  I really enjoy Paging Mr. Proust and the two Jayhawks concerts I saw in St. Louis and Columbia were at the top of my list for the year.  The band is in great form and the new guitarist Mr. Jeff "Chet" Lyster is a wonderful addition - a couple of times I hollered in approval after some absurd lead - and that is atypical for an introvert like me.  Also great to see Mr. Louris opening up about his past struggles and recovery!  I've been following the same path for some time now after too many years of drowning my teeth and it's a blessing that I hope I never take for granted.  Best wishes to the Jayhawks for on-going success and Mr. Louris should he decide to pursue a solo effort.