Since their formation in 1998 Louisville, Kentucky’s My Morning Jacket have grown from being one of America’s most promising young bands to one of the world’s most beloved rock bands. From their debut full-length (1999’s The Tennessee Fire) through their Grammy-nominated fifth album (2008’s Evil Urges) the band has taken risks which each release, always choosing the musically adventurous path.
MMJ also have the rare quality of being as lauded for their studio albums as they are for their electrifying live shows. This reputation has led them to perform on shows like Saturday Night Live and The Tonight Show, as well as legendary venues such as Red Rocks & Madison Square Garden. My Morning Jacket’s eclectic reach and captivating shows have brought them to a wide array of festival stages ranging from Bonnaroo, Coachella, and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival among many others.
In October of 2010, the band played a historic five-night run of shows at New York’s Terminal 5, each night playing one of their albums in its entirety. They have also been fortunate enough to perform with many iconic musicians over the years from the Boston Pops to the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and everywhere in between. MMJ are currently recording their sixth album in Louisville, due to be released in Spring 2011.
My Morning Jacket is:
Jim James (vocals, guitar)
Tom Blankenship (bass)
Patrick Hallahan (drums)
Bo Koster (keyboards)
Carl Broemel (guitar)