Tag: Jim James

Jim James + HeadCount Announce The Future Is Voting College Tour

Jim James and HeadCount are proud to announce “The Future Is Voting Tour,” comprising six nonpartisan multi-artist shows in college towns in electoral “swing districts” that he instigated in order to promote voter participation. Set to begin with a celebratory late-night open-to-the-public event at Emo’s in Austin, TX on October 7, the tour will feature…

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Yim Yames to Light Up DC

Yim Yames (aka Jim James of My Morning Jacket) is set to be one of the performers at this year’s President’s Park Christmas tree lighting ceremony.

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Interview: George Wein and Jay Sweet On Newport Festivals Then And Now

As producer of the first Newport Jazz Festival (1954), the first Newport Folk Festival (1959), and the first New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (1970), along with countless other multiperformer events, George Wein virtually invented the modern music festival as we know it.

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Interview: Monsters of Folk’s Jim James On The Health Care Jam

Folk music, politically inclined or not, tends to bring people together even if the words are describing something that’s tearing people apart. And even though the Monsters of Folk — Jim James (taking a break from longtime cohorts My Morning Jacket), M. Ward, Conor Oberst, and Mike Mogis — employ the F-word with just a…