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My Morning Jacket is an American rock band. The band comprises Jim James (singer-songwriter, guitarist), Tom "Two-Tone Tommy" Blankenship (bassist), Patrick Hallahan (drummer), Carl Broemel (guitarist, pedal steel guitarist, saxophonist, vocalist), and Bo Koster (keyboardist, percussionist, vocalist). Their most recent release, CelebraciĆ³n de la Ciudad Natal was released on Record Store Day, April 18, 2009. It is an eight song EP taken from two live recordings, notably the bands Summer 2008 Waterfront Park concert in their hometown of Louisville, KY. My Morning Jacket band's 2008 album Evil Urges was nominated for a Grammy for Best Alternative rock Album.

About My Morning Jacket

My Morning Jacket formed in 1998 in Louisville, Kentucky, consisting of Jim James on guitar, Tom Blankenship on bass, J. Glenn on drums, and Johnny Quaid on second guitar. James said the band's moniker comes from the letters "MMJ" embroidered on a discarded coat he once saw.

The band's debut, The Tennessee Fire, was released on Darla Records. In 2000, the band was augmented by the addition of Danny Cash (layout and keyboard instruments). Although the second album At Dawn was recorded with drummer J. Glenn, he had already left the band by the time the album was released by Darla in 2001. J. Glenn was replaced by Chris 'KC' Guetig. In May 2002 James' childhood friend Patrick Hallahan replaced Guetig.

My Morning Jacket were signed to ATO Records in 2002. In 2003 they released It Still Moves, their major-label debut. The release of the album was followed by the live EP Acoustic Citsuoca. This EP was notable for the absence of hall reverb on Jim James' vocals, a sound very different from their earlier works.

In January 2004, Quaid and Cash left the band and were replaced by Carl Broemel and Bo Koster respectively. In November 2004 the band released two collections of early work, which included old demos, live versions, and covers. These discs, entitled Early Recordings Chapter 1 – The Sandworm Cometh and Early Recordings Chapter 2 – Learning, document the formation and progress in the band's early years.

October 2005 saw the release of the critically acclaimed album Z. The band was featured (under the name Ruckus) in the 2005 film Elizabethtown and contributed the original song "Where to Begin" and (billed as Ruckus) their version of a song called "Same In Any Language" (composed by Nancy Wilson of Heart, who scored Elizabethtown) to the soundtrack albums.

In 2006, My Morning Jacket were musical guests on The Late Show with David Letterman, performing with members of the Boston Pops, with whom they played two shows at Boston Symphony Hall later in the month. In 2006 the band also released a live double album and DVD entitled Okonokos.

In 2007, the band recorded their album Evil Urges, which was released on June 10, 2008 and was followed by a June 20 show at Radio City Music Hall. They performed at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April 2008 as well as the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in June.

They performed for a fifth time at the Bonnaroo Music Festival 2008. They played an almost four hour long set starting at midnight on Friday; it featured guest appearances by Kirk Hammett of Metallica and comedian Zach Galifianakis, as well as the Nashville-Louisville horns. Thirty-five songs were performed during the marathon set, including many covers (e.g. Erykah Badu's "Tyrone", Kool and the Gang's "Get Down on It", Sly and the Family Stone's "Hot Fun in the Summertime", James Brown's "Cold Sweat", Bobby Womack's "Across 110th Street", Funkadelic's "Hit It and Quit It", Velvet Underground's "Oh! Sweet Nuthin", and Mötley Crüe's "Home Sweet Home"), and all but two tracks of their latest album Evil Urges.

On May 10, 2008, they were the musical guest on Saturday Night Live and played "Evil Urges" as well as "I'm Amazed" from their upcoming CD.

In August 2008, an animated music video for the song "Touch Me I'm Going to Scream Part 2" was released. The video has been well received by critics and fans alike and was created by the graphics design team Hornet's Mixtape Club. On August 16, they performed live in their hometown of Louisville at Waterfront Park.

The Autumn 2008 European Tour had to be canceled after Jim James was injured by a fall from the stage. Since then James has made a few public appearances, including showing up to perform "Paradise" with John Prine at a recent concert in Louisville, where he has been recovering from his injuries.