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:



Tour Dates for
Jim James

  • Nov
    21
    2018
  • Nov
    30
    2018
    • 87 Haywood St.
    • Asheville, NC 28801
    • United States
    Dec
    8
    2018
    • Central Park Place
    • Atlanta, GA 30308
    • United States
    May
    3
    2019
    • 2260 Baseline Rd.
    • Boulder, CO 80302
    • United States
    May
    25
    2019