Wednesday, May 10, 2006

My Morning Jacket added to Mountain Jam and Live Download


Jim James and My Morning Jacket have been ruling my face since the release of their sophomore album "At Dawn". Last year proved to be a really big year for MMJ. It saw the release of "Z" which received great critical praise and massive tour followed. However the year ended on a down note. Jim James was diagnosed with pneumonia and they were forced to cancel both their opening spot for the Black Crowes at MSG and a tour of Europe.
One of the best parts of MMJ has always been their live show. So I was especially pleased to see them get right back out on the road the moment Jim was feeling better. They are currently on tour with Pearl Jam. They are playing two nights with the Boston Pops! They may be playing a 4 hour set at Bonnaroo and they were also recently added to the lineup for the Hunter Mountain Jam. I had not planned to attend the Mountain Jam but I am now. The second day of this event looks awesome.
To celebrate MMJ being back on the road here is one their of the best performances ever. This show has it all a rockin' "Cobra", a great version of "Steam Engine" and a cover of Bob Dylan's "Man in Me".

My Morning Jacket
Lebowski Fest 6.18.04
Brown-Forman Ampitheater
Louisville, KY
The Man in Me
Just one thing
It beats for you
The way that he sings
How do you know
One big holiday
I will sing you songs
O is the one that's real
At dawn
Run thru

Monday, May 08, 2006

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Recap

The second weekend of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival was awesome. I spent of the time at the Fais Do Do stage and the Jazz Heritage Tent. My favorite part of the festival was easily Paul Simon. He played a great set on Sunday. The set was mostly old material but did include "How Can you Live in the Northeast" and "Outrageous" both off of his new album "Surprise". Other highlight included Rebirth Brass Band and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band sharing the stage in the Jazz tent to end the festival, the great food, and getting to spend time with close friends.
See all of my photos from the Festival here and see my photos from around New Orleans here.