Kentuckian Jim James, with assorted relatives and friends, works out on long, shambolic jams in his grandparents 'barn, in service to the Canuck daïmon that animates most neo-redneck rockers of a certain age: Neil Young. Former farm boy James, possessed of a high lonesome quaver and trigger-happy with the reverb, also produces music best experienced live, this disc presenting the embryonic stage of his Louisville quintet's "sheets of sound" process. Half-stepping as they do between soil verities and rock & roll glamour, My Morning Jacket seems on a mission to provide neo-classic Americana and digital spirituals for those of us who believe in "more barn!"
By Marc Hogan on 01.14.15 in News
Bonnaroo has had piano men. This year, singing the crowd in Manchester, Tennessee a song will be the Piano Man. Billy Joel is headlining the 2015 festival, which takes place from June 11 to June 14. Other leading name...
By Marc Hogan on 01.07.15 in News
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By Wondering Sound Staff on 10.30.14 in Features
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By Andrew Parks on 08.19.14 in News
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