There are many reasons why armies of faithful fans fill massive venues to catch a glimpse of My Morning Jacket's exhilarating rock performances. There's something undeniably mystical about the specter-like, caped character wielding the mic at the stage's foreground. When this very figure, known as Jim James, released his debut solo album, Regions Of Light And Sound Of God, earlier this year, we were certain that he would enchant us with the esoteric ecstasy we've become so accustomed to.
During our stay on Aquarium Drunkard's night Hype Machine's Hype Hotel down in Austin, Texas, we were finally given the opportunity to capture, on camera, a live Jim James performance. What we were received was a spectacle of sonic and visual hypnosis. His performance of "All Is Forgiven", validates Jim James as one of today's most profound musical artists who, in our opinion, has revitalized the term "rock star".