Jim James to Play Bonnaroo
Jim James will perform at this year’s Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival with a new band that he is putting together to play his solo material. James made the announcement today during an Ask Me Anything question and answer session on the popular website Reddit. In addition to confirming a Roo appearance, the My Morning Jacket frontman also revealed that his Monsters of Folk side project/supergroup is working on new material, and that MMJ will be getting to work on a new album later this year. Some quotes from today’s “Ask Me Anything” can be read below.
“yes i will be at THE ROO with the new band i am putting together to perform the solo record. they are old pals i have known a long time. its going to be a fun new adventure with some old pals!”
On Monsters of Folk:
“MOF we are alive and well and hiding out in a valley on the southernmost point tip of mexico. we have worked on 5 new songs and also are developing a screenplay to be turned into a full length major motion picture. currently we are looking for a studio to take on the picture and also the album-”
On a new My Morning Jacket album:
“yes we plan on working this summer and fall to get another one cookin”