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My Morning Jacket’s Jim James and conductor/composer Teddy Abrams & The Louisville Orchestra detailed their collaborative project, ‘The Order Of Nature.’
Listen to My Morning Jacket play ‘The Tennesse Fire’ in its entirety from the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York.
My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James will team up with the National Symphony Orchestra Pops for a live performance of his forthcoming album.
My Morning Jacket flipped the script on Saturday night at Red Rocks with a “dark and raw” performance at Morrison, Colorado venue. JamBase’s Billy Jack Sinkovic explains.
My Morning Jacket returned to the stage for the first time in 17 months on Friday night at Red Rocks in Morrison, Colorado. JamBase contributor Billy Jack Sinkovic shares his account accompanied by Jeremy Williams’ photos, full show audio and video highlights.
Celebrate The Band keyboardist Garth Hudson’s birthday by revisiting a collaboration with Wilco and Jim James at SPAC in 2013.
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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.”
Bobby’s busy weekend at Lockn continued Saturday as Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir sat-in with Twiddle and Oteil & Friends.
Watch Billy Strings sit-in (literally) with Widespread Panic during their acoustic show at The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville Saturday night.
Trey Anastasio joined Tedeschi Trucks Band for a complete performance of Derek & The Dominoes’ classic album ‘Layla’ last night at Lockn’.
Watch Bob Weir perform Grateful Dead songs with Old Crow Medicine Show and “Deep Elem Blues” with Edie Brickell from Lockn’ 2019.
Widespread Panic kicks off their three-night run at the Ryman in Nashville with a number of bust outs from Neil Young, The Beatles and more.