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Jim James has spent the better part of more than two decades as the lead singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist of My Morning Jacket. Through nine studio albums, My Morning Jacket has grown into one of the most acclaimed rock and roll bands in the world. In 2013, James released his debut solo record, Regions of Light and Sound of God, and 2016 saw the release of his politically charged second record, Eternally Even. James released two solo albums in 2018 — Uniform Distortion and Uniform Clarity – and in 2019 James collaborated with maestro Teddy Abrams and The Louisville Orchestra on "The Order Of Nature." Although splitting his time between LA and Kentucky, James has little plan to remain in one place, and has continued expanding his list of credits, lending his voice to albums by the likes of the Roots, Brandi Carlile and John Fogerty and partnering with other artists on numerous side projects such as New Multitudes, Monsters of Folk, and T-Bone Burnett’s The New Basement Tapes. Known for his live performances, James has found himself in the touring company of those like Neil Young, Pearl Jam, and Bob Dylan – even appearing in the Dylan-inspired film, I’m Not There – and My Morning Jacket supported Roger Waters as his surprise-backing band during famed Newport Folk Festival in 2015. He has embedded himself in the world of film and television, be it through the use of his music in various projects or his long-running relationships with those in the field. James has also established himself as a producer in his own right, producing records by Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Dean Wareham, Basia Bulat, and Ray Lamontagne’s Ouroboros (2016), the same year in which he collaborated with NASA for the launch of their Juno Mission and Sundance Film Festival and their “Freedom of Expression” event. James and My Morning Jacket are currently working on the follow up to 2021's self titled MMJ record. See more at mymorningjacket.com and jimjames.com.
A portion of profits from the sale of Jim James' strings go to Young Authors Greenhouse: We are a nonprofit organization in Louisville, KY that inspires students ages 6 - 18 to recognize the power of their voices and stories. We fulfill our mission through writing and publishing programs, creative partnerships with schools, and a community of engaged volunteers. See more at www.youngauthorsgreenhouse.org.
Photo credits: Suzanne Strong, Courtney Boyer