My Morning Jacket's Jim James Gets 'Turned On' by Movies for 'Circuital'
[Broemel] and Bo [Koster] are no longer new members. They've been in the band since 2004, longer than most bands have been around. We're a really tight little family. It's not like thinking of doing another My Morning Jacket record is some horrible ordeal to go through. It's a wonderful thing.
Your producer on the new album, Tucker Martine, is married to Laura Veirs and has studied Harry Smith ['Anthology of American Folk Music']. We imagine you connected on that.
We did. I was fascinated with that side of him. Tucker, besides the people in the band, he's my favorite person I've ever worked with on a record. His knowledge of the studio is impeccable. Personally, too, he's just a perfect fit for us. He instantly felt like a long-lost member of the band. He just snapped right in there.
The webcast will take place at the super-ornate Palace Theater in your hometown, Louisville. How many times have you played there in the past?
We've played there once officially with the Jacket. We did a Monsters of Folk show there two years ago, and we were part of a radio show there in the earlier days. I've been to a ton of concerts there. My mind's been blown there so many times. Just recently, I saw Willie Nelson there. I've seen him four or five times over the years, but seeing him in that theater was unbelievable. It was like, "This is Willie Nelson. He's still here, he still sounds great and his guitar playing still blows my mind." He's like Django Reinhardt.
My Morning Jacket Perform 'Circuital'
Todd Haynes, who's directing the webcast, told the New York Times that he had to play a bit of catchup with your music. How familiar were you with his films when you appeared in 'I'm