jakub | June 7, 2023

Roo AOTD #106 My Morning Jacket

All aboard the hype train for Bonnaroo 2023! Only 8 days until we are all on the Farm again, can you believe it? It’s coming up fast and we can’t wait to be dancing with all of you at Bonnaroo! Today’s Artist of the Day is the one and only My Morning Jacket. Learn more about the artist below. Don’t forget to check out all of our artist spotlights! Check back in with us tomorrow for the next Artist of The Day!

Artist Biography

My Morning Jacket is an artful indie rock outfit that started in 1998 and is led by Jim James (birth name James Olliges). The band is based out of James’ hometown of Louisville. They released their debut album The Tennessee Fire in 1999 via Darla Records. The album was moderately popular in the U.S. but became a sensation overseas, especially in the Netherlands. My Morning Jacket then launched a European tour and got loads of press from Dutch media. In 2001, they released At Dawn which won over their audience at home. Jim recorded his vocals in a grain silo that gave his vocals a reverb-heavy sound. Two years later the band signed with ATO Records for their release of It Still Moves followed by their 2005 album Z. In 2008, Evil Urges emerged to push the boundaries of alternative country rock. The members of My Morning Jacket then spent a few years pursuing solo projects before coming back together in 2011 for the album Circuital which was recorded in a church’s gymnasium. After more extensive touring with the likes of Bob Dylan and Wilco, My Morning Jacket released their 2015 album The Waterfall. During the creation of this album, the band recorded enough material for two albums but didn’t release the extra songs until 2020. In this five-year gap, the band was mostly on hiatus with the members pursuing various solo projects. After playing a run of four shows in 2019, My Morning Jacket was inspired to come back to the studio to self-produce the 2021 album My Morning Jacket. In 2022, the band released live show albums drawn from their archives and an EP Live from RCA Studio A which featured a solo acoustic performance by Jim James.


Neo-Psychedelic, Art Rock, Indie Rock, Make-You-Feel

Scheduled at Bonnaroo

Saturday (Link to Daily Schedules)

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