Jim James Covers Chuck Berry In St. Louis, Bright Eyes In Omaha And Prince & Bob Dylan In Minneapolis

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My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James has regularly performed a number of cover songs, often to start an encore, during his current solo tour in support of his album Eternally Even. The past three shows have seen James and his band cover a song by a St. Louis native in St. Louis, a song by an Omaha native while in Omaha and songs by Minneapolis residents while in Minneapolis.

Supported by a band that features the three members of opening act Twin Limb, James stopped Tuesday night at The Pageant in St. Louis. Following a main set that prominently featured cuts from the new LP, James began the encore alone on acoustic guitar for renditions of local legend Chuck Berry’s “Do You Love Me” and “Promised Land.” The ensemble then held a concert on Wednesday night at Slowdown in Omaha, Nebraska. Following another Eventually Even-focused main set, James offered a solo acoustic guitar arrangement of Omaha-native Bright Eyes’ (James’ Monsters Of Folk band mate Conor Oberst) “Kathy With A K’s Song.”

James and his band made their way over to the State Theatre in Minneapolis for a concert last night. Following a similarly structured set, James started the encore, again alone, with an acoustic performance of Minneapolis-native Prince’s “The Beautiful Ones.” Next, Duluth, Minnesota-born, former Minneapolis resident, Bob Dylan was covered with a take on his “You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go.”

Here’s audience-shot footage of “Do You Love Me” captured by BermudaHitchhiker in St. Louis:

Here’s audience-shot footage of “Kathy With A K’s Song” captured by Michael Tatten at Slowdown:

Here’s audience-shot footage of “The Beautiful Ones” and “You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go” captured last night by kylematteson:

Setlist

Jim James at The Pageant

  • A New Life
  • Same Old Lie
  • Know Til Now
  • In the Moment
  • Here in Spirit
  • Of the Mother Again
  • The World's Smiling Now
  • Dear One
  • True Nature
  • Hide in Plain Sight
  • We Ain't Getting Any Younger
  • Eternally Even
  • Actress
  • Do You Love Me? [Chuck Berry]
  • Promised Land [Chuck Berry]
  • Down on the Bottom  
  • State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.)

Setlist

Jim James at Slowdown

  • Hide in Plain Sight
  • Know Til Now
  • Same Old Lie
  • In the Moment
  • A New Life
  • The World's Smiling Now
  • True Nature
  • Dear One  
  • Here in Spirit
  • We Ain't Getting Any Younger Pt. 1
  • We Ain't Getting Any Younger Pt. 2
  • Eternally Even
Encore
  • Kathy With a K's Song  
  • Of the Mother Again
  • Dear God (Sincerely M.O.F.)  
  • Down on the Bottom  
  • State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.)

Setlist

Jim James at State Theatre

  • Hide in Plain Sight
  • Same Old Lie
  • A New Life
  • Actress
  • True Nature
  • Know Til Now
  • The World's Smiling Now
  • In the Moment
  • Dear One
  • Here in Spirit
  • We Ain't Getting Any Younger Pt. 1
  • We Ain't Getting Any Younger Pt. 2
  • Eternally Even
Encore
  • The Beautiful Ones  
  • You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go  
  • Of the Mother Again
  • Down on the Bottom  
  • State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.)
  • Upcoming Shows