Friday, October 17, 2008

Jim James- "Steam Engine"

My love for alt.country is no secret. My favorite band is Wilco, and I adore Uncle Tupelo, Ryan Adams, Son Volt, Whiskeytown, Fleet Foxes, Blitzen Trapper, etc. One of my favorite releases this year was My Morning Jacket's stellar Evil Urges. One of the factors that makes me love MMJ so much is Jim James's haunting voice. It's an unforced falsetto with such a pure and balanced tone, and a titanic range. Here's a video of him performing a solo acoustic version of "Steam Engine," from MMJ's 2003 release It Still Moves.

2 comments:

Confusion said...

Hey I hope you don't mind if I gank this from you and put it up on my site. The more I watch it, the more I love it. Also, got any Ryan Adams favorites for me to check out? I've always liked him, but there's so much material to get through.

Nina said...

go for it, spread the music. as for ryan adams, check the latest post :)