A few thousand music-loving adventure-seekers on September 9 received quite the idyllic sun-splashed reward when they witnessed this year’s Sound Summit, headlined by Phil Lesh and some extra special “friends.” The eight-hour festival-like show, chock full of five performers plus an avant-garde dance ensemble, took place at a perch high above Marin County, California’s Mill Valley, at a hundred-year-old stone amphitheater near the top of the area’s famed Mt. Tamalpais.
Great music, great venue, great weather. The Newport Folk Festival has succeeded in reinventing itself in recent years, adopting a broader definition of “folk” that has allowed for the inclusion of a wide range of what might be called “folk-inspired” bands, while still paying homage to its acoustic guitar-strumming roots.
Last weekend Louisville, Kentucky hosted the eleventh annual Forecastle Festival on the banks of the Ohio River. Over 75,000 fans, four stages, 65 musical acts and one festival evacuation made for an exciting weekend. With live music comes the element of surprise and it was plentiful this year. Unfortunate cancellations were made by acts Animal Collective, Dan Deacon, and Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings due to illness and the threat of powerful thunderstorms shifted the schedules during two day of the event.
Currently packing venues across the US, bringing the soulful celebration of his newly released solo album Regions of Light and Sound of God (ATO), Jim James is honored to perform at the highly-revered Austin City Limits.Tune in this Sunday May 5th at 8 pm CT/9 pm ET to the concert, streaming live courtesy of Austin City Limits TV HERE."I remember seeing “Austin City
Over the last few months Jim James has manifested many multi-dimensional, highly revered live performances, including an appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, a SXSW showcase at Willy Nelson’s ranch and a duet with Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips.
Having spent the better part of almost two decades as the lead singer and songwriter of My Morning Jacket, Jim James releases his debut solo album, Regions Of Light And Sound Of God, today on ATO Records. James says that his inspiration comes from many directions, but mentions Marvin Gaye’s incomparable classic What’s Going On as a perpetual influence (it might be felt strongest in the soaring concluding track, “God’s
Regions of Light and Sound of God, the first album straight from the effervescent mind of Jim James, will be released on February 5. As a true headphone heretic, this project adds another dimension to James’s already genre bending discography which includes: My Morning Jacket, Monsters of Folk, and Yim Yames. The nine track LP is a powerful portrayal of how it feels to fall into darkness.While creating this album Jim James was heavily influenced by the 1929 graphic novel God’s Man created by Lynd Ward.
Jim James is thrilled to announce his full US tour in support of his forthcoming debut solo album Regions Of Light And Sound Of God, out February 5 on ATO Records. “Hello friends!” says Jim. “I have put together a special band of some of my oldest pals to help bring this album to life on the road! We are very excited about it and cant wait to bring it to light!
In celebration of the forthcoming debut solo album Regions Of Light And Sound Of God, out February 5 on ATO Records, Jim James has just announced three consecutive shows in February which will be the first of many to come this year.On sale NOW:Wednesday February 20th – Rdio presents Jim James at The McKittrick Hotel, Home of SLEEP NO MORE – NYCOn sale right now with limit
Inspiration comes from the most abstract places, and that statement did not falter in the inspiration behind Jim James’ upcoming solo album, Regions of Light and Sound of God, out February 5 on ATO Records. James drew inspiration from a vintage book entitled God’s Man, a wordless 1929 woodcut novel by Lynd Ward, for the song, “A New Life,” which just premiered on Rolli