Saturday, August 10, 2013
AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Jim James
Song:Know Til Now
Album:Regions Of Light And Sound Of God
Jim James is best known as the lead singer of the very popular band My Morning Jacket. Recently James released his debut solo CD and is currently on tour. He was born James Olliges Jr. Apr. 27, 1978 in Louisville, KY. He formed My Morning Jacket in 1998 and the band is very successful. He is also a member of the supergroup Monsters Of Folk. In 2008, James fell off the stage during a concert and while recuperating, he started thinking about recording solo. He released the EP Yim Yames in 2009. That was a tribute to the late George Harrison. He also appeared in the Bob Dylan film I'm Not Here. The Monsters Of Folk CD was released in 2009. So he started writing songs for a solo CD while working on all these other things. He was also on a 2012 Woody Guthrie tribute CD New Multitudes. James plays all the instruments on Regions Of Light and Sound Of God except for drums and strings. The CD was released in Feb. 2013 on My Morning Jacket's label ATO Records. He is currently on tour and will return to My Morning Jacket after it is over. Here's Jim James performing Know Til Now at the Neptune Theater in Seattle May 15, 2013.