Jul 092014

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.”

Jun 192014

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

May 242014

My Morning Jacket drummer Patrick Hallahan and his new band, Spanish Gold, get the headlining spot for WFPK’s Waterfront Wednesday show on May 28. The upside for Hallahan is that membership in MMJ (and the associated fan base) will transfer to his new band, at least for this show, but there’s a bit of downside as well: the band’s first album, South Of Nowhere, has only just dropped and the all tunes the band will be playing will be relatively new to the Louisville audience, though some will be a bit familiar via WFPK. Word is that it’s a straight-ahead summer rock album and with a couple of Texans for bandmates, the flavoring should be quite different from MMJ. Also on the bill are The Broken Spurs and Peter Searcy’s reunited Starbilly, which will make it absolutely a roots rock ‘n’ roll show, which is not your routine FPK lineup. Wear your dancing shoe, to be sure. It’s a free show, of course.

Here’s “Out On The Street,” from the new record:



May 062014

Spanish Gold, which features My Morning Jacket’s Patrick Hallahan, City and Colour’s Dante Schwebel and Brownout’s Adrian Quesada, has released a video for “Out On The Street” in advance of their new record, South of Nowhere, set for release on May 27 via Dine Alone.

May 022014

An official recording of My Morning Jacket’s October 14, 2005 show from the Theatre of Living Arts in Philadelphia is available now at LiveDownloads.com Here’s the tracklist for the new release:

1. Wordless Chorus
2. It Beats For You
3. Gideon
4. What A Wonderful Man
5. Off The Record
6. Into The Woods
7. Anytime
8. Lay Low
9. Knot Comes Loose
10. Dondante
11. One Big Holiday
12. O Is The One That Is Real
13. Lowdown
14. Golden
15. Northern Sky

Apr 292014

My Morning Jacket drummer Patrick Hallahan’s new side project, Spanish Gold, will play the Late Show with David Letterman on June 3. (Of course, you can hear them live on May 28 at Waterfront Wednesday.) Besides Hallahan, Spanish Gold is guitarist Adrian Quesada (Brownout) and Dante Schwebel (City and Colour). Their debut album, South of Nowhere, is due out May 27 via BMG/Del Mar Records.

Feb 282014

The death of Jason Molina of Songs: Ohio and Magnolia Electric Company last March spawned a number of tribute albums. the latest, Farewell Transmission: The Music of Jason Molia, is set to be released on April 22, via Rock the Cause, and features performances by My Morning Jacket, Sarah Jaffe, Bro Stephen, Catherine Irwin and Nathan Salsburg & Joan Shelley, among others. A portion of the proceeds from the album will be donated to MusiCares, an organization “that provides assistance to artists like Molina, who are battling chemical dependency, depression, disability and other health issues.”
Here’s My Morning Jacket’s take on “Farewell Transmission”:

Farewell Transmission: The Music of Jason Molina Tracklist
Disc 1https://soundcloud.com/rockstar-1-2/farewell-transmission-my-3
1. “Get Out Get Out Get Out” by Squares
2. “Arm In Arm” by Memorial Electric Co.?
3. “Farewell Transmission” by My Morning Jacket
4. “Lioness” by Enemy Planes
5. “7th Street Wonderland” by Murder By Death
6. “Alone With The Owl” by Sarah Jaffe
7. “Old Black Hen” by Jonah Tolchin
8. “Leave This City” by Ben Lubeck of Farewell Milwaukee
9. “Two Blue Lights” by The Black Swans
10. “Almost Was Good Enough” by Bro Stephen featuring Jim James
11. “Didn’t It Rain” by Box Of Baby Birds
12. “Memphis Moon” by Cory Branan
13. “The Dark Don’t Hide It” by Gabriel Douglas featuring Drew Preiner
14. “I’ve Been Riding With The Ghost” by Fathom Lane

Disc 2
1. “Trouble In Mind (Fade To Blue)” by Memorial Electric Co
2. “I Can Not Have Seen The Light” by Matt Bauer and Heather McEntire
3. “34 Blues” by Will Johnson and Briton Biesenherz
4. “Hammer Down” by Jim and Jennie & The Pinetops
5. “Just Be Simple” by Water Liars
6. “Steve Albini’s Blues” by Catherine Irwin
7. “White Sulfur” by Nathan Salsburg & Joan Shelley
8. “Don’t This Look Like The Dark” by Wooden Wand
9. “Heart My Heart” by Luke Redfield
10. “Lioness” by Viking Moses
11. “The Big Game Is Every Night” by Bottomless Pit
12. “Hold On Magnolia” by Communist Daughter
13. “John Henry Split My Heart” by Jonny James and The Hall of Fames

Thanks to Paste Magazine for the record information.