(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) — Indie-rock group My Morning Jacket, a perennial contender for the Best Alternative Music Album at the Grammy Awards, brings its moody, rootsy sound to MASS MoCA on Saturday, August 12, at 7:30pm. Pennsylvania rock group The Districts will warm up the crowd for My Morning Jacket.
My Morning Jacket has been called “Kentucky’s answer to Wilco,” as a way to indicate both the group’s geographic (Midwest-meets-the South) roots and its broad and diverse musical palette, as well as its tendency toward experimentation. Rolling Stone magazine calls the group’s music “psych-rock.” The Denver Post said, “My Morning Jacket…[is] among the top live bands in any genre, anywhere.”
The group’s 2015 album “The Waterfall” — My Morning Jacket’s seventh studio album — earned the band its third consecutive GRAMMY nomination in the Best Alternative Music Album category. Following My Morning Jacket’s spring 2016 tour, frontman Jim James released a solo album, “Eternally Even,” praised by Stereogum for its “raw, exquisitely textured glory.” NPR listeners voted it as one of 2016’s top albums.
The MASS MoCA show brings My Morning Jacket’s U.S. summer tour to a conclusion.