Sunday Cinema | Stripped-Down My Morning Jacket Set

Back on Friday we hipped you to a gorgeous rendition of “Wharf Rat” by the Grateful Dead performed by singer-songwriter Ryan Adams for the kids and teens of MyMusicRx. MyMusicRx’s mission is to soothe and rejuvenate hospitalized children, teens, their family members, and the medical professionals who care for them by infusing the hospital environment with the healing power of music. Today, we were looking through the MyMusicRx YouTube channel and came across an unbelievable find that we think is perfect for this week’s Sunday Cinema column.

Most shows My Morning Jacket played in 2012 were at huge venues and festivals, but for one night only they brought a fraction of their gear to the intimate confines of McMenamins’ Kennedy School in Portland, OR. MMJ laid down a stirring seven-song set for the families of seriously ill children and teens on September 8, 2012 put together by MyMusicRx and video of the stripped-down performance has just surfaced on the MyMusicRx YouTube channel. It shows off a different, more subtle side of MMJ’s music than the arena rock for which they’re best known. Check it out:

Set: Tonight I Want To Celebrate With You, I’m Amazed, Slow Slow Tune, Look At You, Wonderful (The Way I Feel), The Way That He Sings, Circuital

We highly recommend donating whatever you can to MyMusicRx, which provides performances like this and Ryan Adams’ “Wharf Rat” for seriously ill children and teens as well as their families.