My Morning Jacket

Genres: Music Magazines Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": indie indie rock alt-country rock alternative americana Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
Links online: Allmusic BBC Music Facebook Lyrics MySpace Official Homepage Purevolume Twitter Wikipedia YouTube

Biography

Similar in style and approach to quirky alt rock bands such as Mercury Rev and the Flaming Lips, the Louisville, Kentucky, USA-based My Morning Jacket struggled to translate critical praise into the commercial success enjoyed by those two bands.

Originating from the suburban town of Louisville, the band’s roots stretch back to when cousins Jim James (James Oliges, Louisville, Kentucky, USA; vocals/guitar) and Johnny Quaid (guitar) would try and bring songs that James had penned to life. 1998 saw the emergence of Two-Tone Tommy (bass) as well as J. Glenn (drums), as the newly instated quartet began rehearsing on Quaid’s grandparents’ farm. A recording contract with the indie label Darla soon followed, resulting in the release in 1999 of My Morning Jacket’s debut, The Tennessee Fire. A worldwide tour followed to support the release, but by the time the tour had ended and the band’s attention was turned to a follow-up...

Arrow Read the Full Biography of My Morning Jacket

Email alerts for products
by My Morning Jacket
Email Icon
To place an order or for customer service, call toll-free 1-800-336-4627 or outside the United States, call 1-610-649-7565
Open Monday - Friday: 7am-10pm, Saturday: 9am-9pm, Sunday: 10am-8pm (Eastern Time)