(Above: DaveFM winners got to see MMJ perform 4 songs during soundcheck prior to the concert) Lead singer Jim James and My Morning Jacket perform Saturday night before a large, enthusiastic crowd in Alpharetta at the Verizon Amphitheatre at Encore Park on the band’s Circuital Tour. Check out photo gallery from the show.
Folk-rock-alt country singer Neko Case opened the show. My Morning Jacket is a psychedelic-roots-indie rock band that was formed in 1998 in Louisville, Kentucky by singer, songwriter and guitarist Jim James (real name: James Olliges Jr). The band also consists of Tom ‘Two-Tone Tommy’ Blankenship (bassist), Patrick Hallahan (drummer), Carl Broemel (guitarist, pedal steel guitarist, saxophonist, vocalist), and Bo Koster (keyboardist, percussionist, vocalist). The group, touring in support of their sixth studio album, “Circuital”, has cultivated an ever-expanding fan base and is known for their extended jams and three-plus hour concerts. My Morning Jacket’s “Evil Urges” was nominated for a Grammy for Best Alternative Rock Album.
Singer-songwriter-guitarist Neko Case opened the show. She is a member of the Canadian band, The New Pornographers. Forty-year old Case was born in Alexandria, Virginia, to teenage parents of Ukrainian ancestry. The original family name, changed before she was born, was Shevchenko. Her family traveled around while she was young before settling in Tacoma, Washington, the city she considers her hometown. She left home when she was fifteen. Her father was in the United States Air Force.
AJC photographer Robb Cohen covered the event with his camera. Check out the 17-photo online gallery from the show: My Morning Jacket at Encore Park . What did you think of the concert? How many times have you seen MMJ and how did this show compare?