MMJ Goes Pops
Last night My Morning Jacket ventured into the classical realm, performing ten songs with the Boston Pops. Drawing mostly from its echo-laced breakthrough album, 2003’s It Still Moves, My Morning Jacket offered a number of choice songs, including ‘I Will Sing You Songs,’ ‘Steam Engine,’ ‘Golden’ and ‘Just One Thing’ with the Pops providing strings and additional woodwinds. Throughout the night, the quintet also drew from its current release, Z (‘Gideon’ and ‘Wordless Chorus’) and drifted back to 2001 (‘Dawn’ with ‘The Way That He Sings’). At the end of the night, Jim James closed the performance with an acoustic version of ‘Bermuda Highway’ aided by the Pops. ‘I look to bands like Led Zeppelin,’ drummer Patrick Hallahan tells Jambands.com. ‘They created this big rock sound using an orchestra and strings.’ My Morning Jacket will perform with the Boston Pops once again again tonight at Boston, MA’s Symphony Hall.