Artist of The Day: Jim James

posted by on 07/12/2018

Thursday July 12th: JIM JAMES

James Edward Olliges Jr. professionally known as Jim James or Yim Yames, is an American vocalist, guitarist, producer, and primary songwriter of the rock band My Morning Jacket.

On April 17, 2018, James announced the June 29 release of his third solo album of original material, Uniform Distortion. Along with the announcement was the release of a single and music video for the album’s opening track ‘Just A Fool’. Also, included with the announcement was a letter James wrote to photographer Duane Michals requesting use of his photograph ‘The Illuminated Man’ for the album’s cover art. James discovered the photo in the 1971 publication The Last Whole Earth Catalog, which he stated was a primary inspiration for the new album.


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