Post-Thanksgiving post(s) are forthcoming (my brother had a great time with our cousins down on Nantucket) but right now I'm excited about going to see My Morning Jacket tonight at 9:30 Club.
I first heard about MMJ through KCRW and have a been a fan ever since. They have this great expansive sound that reminds me of driving across Highway 24 in central Colorado on the way to Breckenridge. You can see these beautiful vistas of plains, hills, and mountains (the collegiates and then the San Juans in the far distance) that seem to stretch on forever.
Most of all, I can't wait to hear them play Golden, which I'm listening to right now at work before I leave for the show. It's on repeat and life is good.
Highlights from the concert:
1- Opened the show with a white cloth curtain and just seeing the silhouettes of them playing for the first part of One Big Holiday
2- the amazing guitar playing, unbelievable
3- Golden played mellow acoustic
4- best song of the show, Wordless Chorus, they killed it
5- band leader Jim James' vocals (yes, he does the high notes on Wordless Chorus and they're not falsetto either)