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Jim James and the Lone Bellow Encore

Jim James and the Lone Bellow Encore Adam Kissick for NPR
July 31, 2013 - Jim James joins host David Dye in the studio. Jim James has led the Louisville based band My Morning Jacket since the late 90s. The group’s reputation as live performers is unparalleled and as writers they have been quite prolific.
While James has made small forays into a solo career in the past under the name Yim Yames, it is only now that he has created and toured a more complete work, the new album Regions of Light and Sound of God. He talks about how a injury at a My Morning Jacket concert led to the new disc, as well as everything from his meditation practice to his demo philosophy. And the Lone Bellow. A trio of Southerners who relocated to Brooklyn, the band has unusually strong harmonies and an equally unusual story about how and why they came together to make music. It starts with something of a medical miracle. They tell the story and sing a song from their self titled debut.

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