So somehow you weren’t able to get tickets to see Jim James at Johnny Brenda’s last month and
My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James recently appeared on World Cafe after releasing his debut solo effort Regions of Light and Sound of God.  Discussing a transitional period he went through following a 2008 tour and the inspiration he drew from Lynd Ward’s graphic novel God’s Man, James and World Cafe host David Dye move through the musicians’ thought process and songwriting techniques for this latest album in between performances of “State of the Art,” “Know Til Now,” “Dear One” and “New Life.”  Stream and download the episode of World Cafe’s Words & Music podcast below. Don’t miss a single episode of the weekly podcast of a World Cafe session. You can subscribe here.

Jim James/My Morning Jacket play this summer on Sunday, July 27 at the XPoNential Music Festival with Bob Dylan, Wilco, and Ryan Bingham as part of the AmericanaramA Festival of Music. Weekend passes are available here.