Musicians Bringing Musicians Home II

On May 27, Jim James (of My Morning Jacket) will be playing at the second "Musicians Bringing Musicians Home" concert to benefit New Orleans musicians affected by Hurricane Katrina. The show will also feature the Indigo Girls, Matt Nathanson, Damian Kulash of Ok Go, New Orleans' legends Al "Carnival Time" Johnson, Bonerama and other special guests.

Sunday, May 27
New Orleans, LA

Tickets are on sale now.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Sweet Home New Orleans, a coalition of non-profit organizations that helps find affordable housing in New Orleans and provides rental assistance for Katrina displaced musicians, Mardi Gras performers and other traditional New Orleans artists.

Jim James to play a Benefit For The Rudyard Kipling
featuring Ron & Sarah Elizabeth Whitehead
June 3, 2007

Jim James
Jim James will play a tribute to one of Louisville's very own places of fantasy on June 3. The Rudyard Kipling opened its doors in 1983 and has been an integral part of Louisville music culture for the last 23 years. Spanning genres and generations, The Rudyard Kipling has been a home to many legendaries: Wynton Marsalis, My Morning Jacket, Ralph Stanley, The John Cowan Band, James McMurtry, and Josh Ritter, to name only a few.

In Ron Whitehead's words, "The Rudyard Kipling is like Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, only more intimate. There are no barriers between artist and audience." The communion that is created during a Jim James solo performance will be enhanced by sharing the stage with Ron & Sarah Elizabeth Whitehead as they are honoring The Rudyard Kipling's storied past and hopeful future.

Sunday, June 3rd @ The Rudyard Kipling
422 West Oak Street (near 4th street)
Louisville, Kentucky 40203

Doors - 6:00 p.m.

7:00pm - Ron & Sarah Elizabeth Whitehead
(Jim will join Sarah & Ron for much of their set)

8:00pm - Jim James of My Morning Jacket

Ticket Price: $34

Tickets go on sale now at Ear X-Tacy Records
(All proceeds go to The Rudyard Kipling)


[Published on: 5/17/07]

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iamkickinit Thu 5/17/2007 11:28AM
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Awesome to hear that people haven't forgotten about this tragedy. Hopefully more will come.

How about some artists doing a show in memory of the Va Tech shootings? It almost seems like a month after the shootings people have almost forgot about it. Katrina was the worst natural disaster and Va Tech was the worst shooting on our on soil, someone should put a gig together in memory of those innocent students and teachers on that horrific morning.

sototw starstarstar Thu 5/17/2007 12:35PM
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Great Suggestion! I hope we all don't forget these tragedies that rocked our lives forever.

sunnbear starstarstarstarstar Thu 5/17/2007 01:55PM
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Natural disasters cannot be avoided, but the aftermath in this case was the biggest tragedy. Let's remember to take care of each other each and every day. By the way...Jim James is the man!

dannymo starstarstarstarstar Thu 5/17/2007 04:40PM
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Jim James- I love you man. You bring me so much joy and your heart is as big as your talent. Well done!!!!

BGsteveBG starstarstarstarstar Thu 5/17/2007 05:07PM
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Jim James is awesome, and yea there should be a va tech benefit show

canoftunapudding Mon 5/21/2007 07:29AM
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Benefit shows are lame