My Morning Jacket contines to releases archival recordings of shows. The recording of the Paradisio, Amsterdam 2011 show, which was part of the Circuital World Tour tour has been released and is available at LiveDownloads.com
The short version of the creation of Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes is this: Bob Dylan wrote over a hundred songs during the original Basement Tapes sessions in 1967. Lyrics from those sessions were recently discovered and a collaborative project ensued, featuring Elvis Costello, Jim James, Marcus Mumford, Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith and Carolina Chocolate Drop’s Rhiannon Giddens. T. Bone Burnett produced. The group recorded twenty songs over a two-week period and those will be released in standard and deluxe editions on November 11 via Electromagnetic Recordings/Harvest Records. The album will be accompanied by a Showtime documentary called Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued that will air November 21. You can preorder here
Watch a video of “Nothing To It,” with Dylan’s handwritten lyrics in an animated version.
My Morning Jacket has released some live tracks from the 2014 One Big Holiday event. You can find them at
Here’s an item courtesy of Jambase:
“...they brought a fraction of their gear to the intimate confines of McMenamins’ Kennedy School in Portland, OR. MMJ laid down a stirring seven-song set for the families of seriously ill children and teens on September 8, 2012, put together by MyMusicRx and video of the stripped-down performance has just surfaced on the MyMusicRx YouTube channel. The songs: Tonight I Want To Celebrate With You, I’m Amazed, Slow Slow Tune, Look At You, Wonderful (The Way I Feel), The Way That He Sings, Circuital ”
My Morning Jacket has announced the latest installment of their live archival series, which features the band’s June 17, 2008 performance from Le National in Montreal. Here’s the setlist:
Danville’s most famous gospel singer, songerwriter and producer Larnelle Harris and Louisville’s My Morning Jacket have been named as recipients of the 2014 Governor’s Awards in the Arts. The awards will be presented at a public ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda in October during National Arts and Humanities Month, according to the Kentucky Arts Council.
From the press release:
“Danville native and Louisville resident Larnelle Harris has achieved broad acclaim and won multiple awards during his 30-year career in gospel music, both as a singer and composer. Throughout his career, Larnelle has written numerous songs and recorded 18 award-winning albums. He has been honored with five Grammy Awards and 11 Dove Awards. Larnelle is a member of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and is in the Western Kentucky University Hall of Distinguished Alumni. He will be inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame this year.”
“My Morning Jacket is considered one of the top live rock acts in the world and can claim a discography with a depth of artistry that rivals many in the great American lexicon of popular music. Their music combines experimentalism, heartfelt emotion and unforgettable songs. Their collective interplay is rooted in a decade of friendship and music making forged in their hometown of Louisville. From their early days playing clubs, parties and community centers in Louisville, to recording their first three albums in Shelbyville, My Morning Jacket has brought much acclaim to their home state during the last decade. The members of My Morning Jacket are Jim James, Tom Blankenship, Patrick Hallahan, Bo Koster and Carl Broemel.”
My Morning Jacket has already begun to reveal details of next year’s One Big Holiday event, which will take place at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, about an hour south of Cancún, between January 31 and February 4. Some of the performers scheduled include Band of Horses (who will perform both separate electric and acoustic shows), the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, War on Drugs, Dr. Dog, Dawes, Sylvan Esso and Biz Markie. ickets for the event go on sale June 27. More details are at: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/my-morning-jacket-detail-one-big-holiday-concert-in-mexico-20140619#ixzz356hzCF5d