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My Morning Jacket



My Morning Jacket by Clinton Reno


My Morning Jacket Taping Setlist

Throughout their 16 years, My Morning Jacket has always had a healthy respect for living in the moment and the inherent mysteries of creativity. That shows through on their latest release The Waterfall, which Rolling Stone said is “a fusion of synth-wrapped Eighties pop, prog-rock and Philly soul that still connects like a heady MMJ record.”

This eclectic Kentucky group are old friends of Austin City Limits. Not only has the band been featured twice, in 2005 and 2008, but dynamic leader Jim James has appeared four additional times: as a solo headliner, with Monsters of Folk, and as a special guest of Bright Eyes and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

For their first collective appearance in eight years, My Morning Jacket will focus on material recorded for their most recent albums Circuital and The Waterfall, which the New York Times called “a consolidation of the band’s strengths” and Salon hailed as “the Louisville band’s best, most ambitious and most nuanced effort in more than a decade.”

The Waterfall graced Best of 2015 lists from American Songwriter, Paste, American SongwriterToronto Sun and numerous other publications. It was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Album in 2016. When writing about it, Pretty Much Amazing said, “Production has never been cleaner. Progressions have never been tighter. The adhesive has never been stronger. And Jim James has never been finer.”