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Jim James is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and founding member of the psychedelic rock band My Morning Jacket. Under the name Yim Yames, he created his first solo album, Tribute To, to honor the music of George Harrison.
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"That is probably my favorite My Morning Jacket record because it's really the essence of us being us," James said in a Rolling Stone interview.
Between 2003 and 2013, the band played seven times at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, a four-day event held annually in Manchester, Tennessee.
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