My Morning Jacket is an American psychedelic rock band from Louisville, Kentucky. The band consists of Jim James (singer-songwriter, guitarist), Tom 'Two-Tone Tommy' Blankenship (bassist), Patrick Hallahan (drummer), Carl Broemel (guitarist, pedal steel guitarist, saxophonist, vocalist), and Bo Koster (keyboardist, percussionist, vocalist)
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October 2005 saw the release of the critically acclaimed album Z, released by Sony BMG. The band was featured (under the name Ruckus) in the 2005 film Elizabethtown. They contributed an original song "Where to Begin" and "Same In Any Language" written by Nancy Wilson of Heart.
My Morning Jacket were musical guests on The Late Show with David Letterman, performing with members of the Boston Pops, with whom they played two shows at Boston Symphony Hall. The band also released a live double album and DVD entitled Okonokos.In 2007, the band recorded their album Evil Urges, which was released on June 10, 2008 and was followed by a June 20 show at Radio City Music Hall. They performed at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April 2008, the Bonnaroo Music Festival in June, and opened for Pearl Jam at Lollapalooza in August. Their 2008 Bonnaroo set featured guest appearances by Kirk Hammett of Metallica, comedian Zach Galifianakis and the Nashville-Louisville horns. The set featured thirty five songs, including all but two tracks from Evil Urges such as Erykah Badu's "Tyrone", Kool and the Gang's "Get Down on It", Sly and the Family Stone's "Hot Fun in the Summertime", James Brown's "Cold Sweat", Bobby Womack's "Across 110th Street", Funkadelic's "Hit It and Quit It", Velvet Underground's "Oh! Sweet Nuthin" and Mötley Crüe's "Home Sweet Home". They were the musical guest on Saturday Night Live and played "Evil Urges" and "I'm Amazed". An animated music video for the song "Touch Me I'm Going to Scream Part 2" was released. Evil Urges was nominated for a Grammy for Best Alternative rock Album. The band was featured on CNN's 2009 New Year's Eve show with Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin, performing from Madison Square Garden. The band supported Neil Young on his Australian tour and played the Big Day Out festival. Celebración de la Ciudad Natal, is an eight song EP taken from two live recordings, notably the band's Summer 2008 Waterfront Park concert in their hometown. Open Salon rock critic MJ Wycha called My Morning Jacket "the best thing to happen to rock music in years." The entire band appeared as themselves in the American Dad episode, "My Morning Straitjacket". The episode featured the single Touch Me I'm Going To Scream Part 2 in a psychedelic music video experienced by Stan Smith. Stan then enjoys I'm Amazed before meeting Jim James in person, and the episode ends with a live performance of Wordless Chorus. According Rolling Stone, My Morning Jacket has started working on their next LP. "We've got five songs done," says front man Jim James. "It'll probably be out next spring." James is co-producing the record with Decemberists collaborator Tucker Martine in an old church in My Morning Jacket's hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. "We're trying to do everything but the strings live," says James. "Theres something old and dirty-sounding about it." Their sixth album Circuital was released on May 31, 2011. On October 12, 2010, My Morning Jacket performed on Live on Letterman. The performance was webcast live on CBS.com. The band also played Late Night with Jimmy Fallon along with The Roots on October 13, 2010. They also appeared on VH1's Storytellers on June 3, 2011.
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