We were big fans of the AmericanaramA tour this past summer that featured headliner Bob
Dylan with My Morning Jacket, Wilco and a few other acts hitting
amphitheaters across the country. Though it wasn't Dylan we have to thank as most of the
incredible collaborations took place during MMJ and Wilco's sets. Bob has a reputation for
being one of the least accessible rockers in the game and MMJ front man Jim James has
confirmed that was his experience on the tour.
James told Rolling Stone that Dylan "does not hang." Jim said he
never spoke with Dylan at any point on the tour, even though he sat in a few times with
Bob. Dylan's bassist Tony Garnier handled all of the details including some last-minute
key changes for the rehearsal-less guest spots. James went into the tour with visions of
grandeur, "The whole concept
of the tour was supposed to be super collaborative. We were expecting to be sitting around
the campfire with Dylan at two a.m. and go, 'Let's cover all of Desire tomorrow!' We had
all these pipe dreams," he told Andy Greene. Double J also revealed My Morning Jacket is
about to head into the studio, "We start recording in a week. I've been piling up songs
and demos, but we'll hash out a lot of things in the studio. I've got a lot of ideas I'm
really excited about." We can't wait to hear how it comes out.
For more from James including word of what fans can expect from MMJ's first destination
event, read the full interview at told RollingStone.com.
[Published on: 11/1/13]