Jim James Begins Solo Tour With Leonard Cohen Tribute, Monsters of Folk Tunes & More

first_img[Photo via C.J. Stewart Photography] While Jim James is perhaps best known for his work with My Morning Jacket, the singer/songwriter has flourished of late thanks to his sophomore solo album effort, Eternally Even. The album is a head-on look at the sociopolitical strife plaguing America in 2016, with songs like “Same Old Lie” and “Hide In Plain Sight.”Those two songs in particular got the ball rolling at the Royale Boston last night, as Jim James launched a major solo tour in support of Eternally Even. While this wasn’t his first solo appearance of 2016, the show was the first of 20+ dates that will see James tour across the country from now through December 17th. The show itself was packed with music from James’s two full length solo efforts, Regions of Light and Sound of God and Eternally Even.The show also featured a tribute to Leonard Cohen in the form of “Bird On The Wire,” as well as songs from James’ side projects Monsters of Folk and The New Basement Tapes. The encore also included a cover of “I’m Set Free” by The Velvet Underground, showing an extension into new covers for his solo shows.Check out a video of “State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.)” below, courtesy of Brosef Wilson on YouTube.The full setlist can be seen below.last_img

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