Ready for the Flood Although it's produced by Black Crowes bro Chris Robinson, the first studio collaboration in 15 years from the former singer-songwriter team behind the classic Jayhawks… Ready for the Flood Although it's produced by Black Crowes bro Chris Robinson, the first studio collaboration in 15 years from the former singer-songwriter team behind the classic Jayhawks… 2009-01-27 Mark Olson & Gary Louris Folk
Music Review

Ready for the Flood (2009)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Jan 27, 2009; Lead Performance: Mark Olson & Gary Louris; Genre: Folk

Although it's produced by Black Crowes bro Chris Robinson, the first studio collaboration in 15 years from the former singer-songwriter team behind the classic Jayhawks lineup is a much more subdued, acoustic affair than the plugged-in alt-country of their former band. 
A little dust-kicking might have 
broken up Ready for the Flood's dour tone, but when these two twine their pretty voices around girl-in-trouble songs like "Turn Your Pretty Name Around" 
or "The Rose Society," they can still make a stone weep. B+

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Originally posted Jan 21, 2009 Published in issue #1032-1033 Jan 30, 2009 Order article reprints