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Check out Bryan Lasky’s photos and read about his highlights including The National, Childish Gambino, The Lonely Island, Phish and more at Bonnaroo 2019.
My Morning Jacket will return to The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York this August for the first time since 2012 for a concert in celebration of ‘The Tennessee Fire’s’ 20th anniversary. A deluxe edition of the LP featuring previously unreleased tracks has also been announced.
Jim James wrapped up a two-night run at Washington DC’s 9:30 Club on Saturday night.
Jim James treated the 9:30 Club audience to a number of songs from his solo albums as well as an impromptu “Hopefully” from My Morning Jacket’s 2001 album ‘At Dawn.’
The 50th annual Oregon Country Fair festival will feature Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band, Jim James (solo), ALO and many others.
Celebrate My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James’ birthday today with a Spotify Playlist featuring his covers of several classic songs.
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Latest Jim James Setlist
Jim James at Eccles Theater
- Over and Over
- You Get to Rome
- Out of Time
- A New Life
- Just a Fool
- No Secrets
- Here in Spirit
- No Use Waiting
- All in Your Head
- The World's Smiling Now
- Yes to Everything
- Same Old Lie
- We Ain't Getting Any Younger
- I'm Amazed
- Of the Mother Again
- State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.)
About Jim James
Over the course of fifteen years and six studio albums, James has been the focal point of a group that has grown into one of the most acclaimed and successful rock and roll bands in the world. With this project, he reaches into new territory that extends, but doesn’t break from, MMJ’s accomplishments.
Until now, James had never felt the call to create a longer-form album on his own. “I’m very lucky to play in a band with guys that I love, who are great at what they do,” he says, “so on MMJ records, I don’t have a need to play bass or keys or what have you. But as a person and as a musician, I love to play every instrument under the sun, and I wanted to make a record where I played all the instruments and produced/engineered it myself.”
The results are nine songs that resist easy categorization, from the hazy space-funk of the opening “State of the Art (A. E.I. O.U.)” to the chiming, operatic pop of “A New Life.” On Regions of Light and Sound of God, nothing is what it seemstouchstones from old-school R&B or island folk or hip-hop flicker into focus and then disappear; a delicate instrumental is titled “Exploding.” It’s complex but cohesive, intimate and hypnotic where My Morning Jacket might turn more wide-screen and epic. “The album knew what it wanted to be,” says James. “The songs would tell me what they wanted to be, and I just had to search around and find those sounds to bring them into this world.”
Billy Strings will release his sophomore studio album, ‘Home,’ this September and confirmed an extensive fall tour in support of the Rounder Records LP.
Mandolin player Jeff Austin, the former co-founding member of Yonder Mountain String band current Jeff Austin Band leader, has died.
Widespread Panic will return to Mexico with a number of their musical friends for Panic En La Playa Nueve in January.
This Halloween weekend, Umphrey’s McGee will present a “festive surprise” on the 31st in Washington D.C. before heading to Philadelphia.
Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard will issue her solo debut album ‘Jaime’ in September and support the LP with a tour. Howard has shared the album’s first single, “History Repeats.”