The Jayhawks are coming to Stuart’s Opera House Wednesday, April 12. Wesley Stace, aka John Wesley Harding, will open the show. (Submitted)

Jayhawks Headed to Stuart’s Opera House April 12

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Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville will welcome Americana legends The Jayhawks for a show on Wednesday, April 12 at 8 p.m. and

Combining the talents of singer-songwriters Gary Louris and Mark Olson, The Jayhawks released their major label debut, the acclaimed Hollywood Town Hall (1992) on the Def American label. This was followed by Tomorrow the Green Grass (1995), which produced the alternative radio hit single “Blue”. When Olson left to pursue a solo career, Louris singularly took over the songwriting role in The Jayhawks creating the band’s enduring sound on some of their best selling and well-received albums including Smile (2000) and Rainy Day Music (2003). Louris continues to write and tour with the longtime core group of Marc Perlman, Karen Grotberg, and Tim O’Reagan. While the touring line-up has changed over the years and Olson briefly reappeared in 2010 to record and tour, this classic lineup maintains a commitment to adventure and forward motion in their shows and in their recordings. Their latest album, Paging Mr. Proust (2016), was produced in Portland with Peter Buck and Tucker Martine.

Wesley Stace will open the show. Stace has released 17 albums under the name John Wesley Harding. His most recent album, Self-Titled, for which he returned to his given name, was released by Yep Roc in 2013. He has also published four novels. Wesley Stace’s Cabinet of Wonders, his variety show based at City Winery in NYC, continues to sell out. Stace has been joined onstage by Lou Reed, Rosanne Cash, Iggy Pop, John Prine, and Bruce Springsteen (with whom he recorded a duet on his album Awake), among many others. He appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Late Show with David Letterman, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Tickets are available now. Floor seats are $30 in advance or $35 at the door, balcony seats are $26 in advance or $31 at the door, and box seats are $35 in advance or $40 at the door. For more information call (740) 753-