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.
Chris Egan at theKentuckyProject.com has posted a fairly lengthy interview with Jim James. Topics covered include the One Big Holiday event, mountaintop removal and the new MMJ album. Read it here.
Jessica Rothgerber Murr and her family went on the “One Big Holiday” adventure with My Morning Jacket and wrote Jim James a great big “Thank You!” letter, posted at Bluegrass Catastrophe. We are all so jealous.
Recognition (and good PR) comes in packages big and small. For Houndmouth and Jim James, a little package is Paste Magazine’s Best Music Photos Of 2013. Go look.
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.
Jim James has released a new video for “State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.)” from Regions Of Light And Sound Of God. Check it out:
Billboard has the exclusive story about the premiere