My Morning Jacket singer adopts silly
pseudonym, lionizes George Harrison
moved My Morning Jacket singer Jim James that he recorded six solo
covers with just himself, an acoustic guitar, and enough reverb to
trap the ghost of the Quiet One for a few measures. In 2009, James
got around the releasing the recordings as an EP, Tribute Toit in mountain psychedelica that predicts the rise of Fleet Foxes.
The casualness of the performances suggests an attempt to capture the
spirit of grief and gratitude while it was still fresh. Tribute To
may be minor in James’ catalog, but it proves surprisingly moving
in its off-the-cuff run-throughs.