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Published: 2013/02/20

Two-Tone Tommy Sits in with Jim James

Questlove’s view of Jim James and Two-Tone Tommy

Jim James’ solo tour continued with a performance at Brooklyn, NY’s Music Hall of Williamsburg last night. Like the My Morning Jacket leader’s show in Philadelphia on Monday, James performed his solo debut Regions of Light and Sound of God in its entirety as his main set. Then, he returned for an encore stacked with My Morning Jacket songs like “Wonderful (The Way I Feel),” “Wordless Chorus,” “Beats 4 U,“Touch Me I’m Going To Scream Parts 1 & 2” and “Victory Dance.”

During the bridge between the two parts of “Touch Me I’m Going To Scream,” My Morning Jacket bassist Two-Tone Tommy—who lives in Brooklyn—emerged to play a heavily-distorted guitar for the rest of the song. He remained onstage for a show-closing “Victory Dance.” The rest of James’ band consisted of Dave Givan on drums, Alana Rocklin on bass, Dan Dorf on keyboards and Kevin Ratterman.

Roots drummer Questlove attended the show and watched the entire performance while sitting on the side of the venue’s intimate stage. James and Questlove bonded when the MMJ leader performed on Late Night on Jimmy Fallon earlier this month. His tweets indicate that he hopes to collaborate with James in the future.

Two-Tommy isn’t the only member of My Morning Jacket to sit in with James this month. On February 1, MMJ guitarist Carl Broemel sat in with James in his hometown at Nashville, TN’s The Basement. Broemel joined James and his band for “Touch Me I’m Gonna Scream” and “Victory Dance.”

James will perform at New York’s The McKittrick Hotel this evening. Click here for a recap of Monday’s performance.

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