Mar 262014

Jim James, along with Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops), Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes) and Marcus Mumford (Mumford & Sons) will be on a Showtime documentary, creating music for some lyrics that Bob Dylan wrote that were originally intended for The Basement Tapes. The Hollywood Reporter has the whole, rather complicated, story here.

Jan 212014

Super Bowl Shuffle Redux
Here’s the story via Pitchfork: “Sean Cannon of WFPK’s After Dark has released the most epic cover the 1985 Chicago Bears recording, “The Super Bowl Shuffle.” Featuring Jim James (of My Morning Jacket), Tim Harrington (of Les Savy Fav), Tom Scharpling (of The Best Show), Internet cat celebrity, Lil Bub, wrestler Colt Cabana, John Roderick (of The Long Winters), and comedians David Wain, Scott Aukerman (of Comedy Bang! Bang!), Kyle Kinane and Dave Hill, Cannon spent months preparing his all-star version of the song to help his favorite charity, Reading Is Fundamental.” There’s a really long story to go with.

Nov 012013

Jim James was stoked, he said, about touring with Bob Dylan for six weeks this past summer. His expectations were high, but then he found out that Dylan “didn’t hang.” In Fact, he never spoke to Dylan on that tour. This and more is in a new article in Rolling Stone, just posted today. Read it here.