Yim Yames (Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Monsters of Folk) + Jay Farrar (Son Volt, Gob Iron, Uncle Tupelo) + Will Johnson (Centro-matic, South San Gabriel) + Anders Parker (Varnaline, Gob Iron) = an alt-rock super group (kind of like Monsters of Folk) who came together to sift through and musically interpret the scraps of lyrics that make up the Woody Guthrie Archives, under the invitation of Guthrie’s daughter Nora. The result was New Multitudes, an album that commemorates the 100th anniversary of Woody Guthrie’s birth.
See tour dates below. I’ll be checking out the show at Webster Hall.
“Old L.A.” (reminds me of R.E.M.)
“Talking Empty Bed Blues”
March 6 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
March 7 – The Mayan – Los Angeles, CA
March 8 – Amoeba – Los Angeles, CA – In-Store Appearance 3-5pm
March 9 – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
March 10 – The Showbox – Seattle, WA
March 12 – The Birchmere – Alexandria, VA – SOLD OUT
March 13 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
March 14 – Webster Hall – New York, NY
March 16 – Paradise – Boston, MA