My Morning Jacket Biography
The Louisville, Kentucky USA-based psychedelic Alternative-Rock outfit My Morning Jacket was originally formed in 1998 by singer + guitarist & songwriter Jim James, guitarist Johnny Quaid, bassist Tom 'Two-Tone' Blankenship and drummer J. Glenn.
After signing to the indie label Darla Records, the quartet issued their
debut album, "The Tennessee Fire", in mid-1999. The band quickly
established themselves as a prominent force on a multi-regional music
scene through their energetic and captivating live shows.
In the years that followed, this reputation has led them to perform on shows like Saturday Night Live and The Tonight Show, as well as legendary venues such as Red Rocks and Madison Square Garden.
The group's second effort, "At Dawn", came out in March 2001; Glenn was subsequently replaced in the line-up by drummer Patrick Hallahan and Danny Cash was added as the band's permanent keyboardist.
During 2003 the revamped My Morning Jacket snagged a deal with ATO Records, toured with the likes of Burning Brides, Doves and Foo Fighters and recorded their first major label full-length disc, "It Still Moves", which peaked at #2 on the Billboard's Top Heatseekers Albums chart and reached the #121 position on The Billboard 200, upon its September release.
Over a year later, tired of touring, Quaid and Cash both left the band
and were eventually replaced by guitarist Carl Broemel and keyboardist
The Kentucky-bred Rock act's fourth album, "Z", arrived in October 2005; the 10-song set, which included the single "Off The Record", peaked at #67 on The Billboard Top 200 chart, their best chart-placing to date.
In June 2008 the quintet released their next studio album, the Grammy-nominated "Evil Urges", which quickly catapulted into the top 10 of The Billboard 200. Despite the success of the record, the first single, "I'm Amazed", failed to chart within the top 40 of The Hot Modern Rock Tracks.
With almost 2 million albums sold worldwide, My Morning Jacket returned with their sixth studio album, "Circuital", in May 2011 peaking at #5 on The Billboard 200 and at #15 on the Top Canadian Albums chart. Recorded in Louisville and Nashville the result was yet another reinvention of their sound; the set's first single was the Hot Modern Rock top 40 hit "Holdin On To Black Metal".