KCRW Music Announcement

Jim James Delivers Live On-Air Set from The Village on Morning Becomes Eclectic

Wednesday, January 18, at 11:00 AM PST

Santa Monica, CA (January 18, 2016) – Today (Wednesday, January 18) at 11:00 AM PST, KCRW presents Jim James live from The Village in Santa Monica, on the station’s flagship music program, Morning Becomes Eclectic. James, frontman of Grammy®-nominated My Morning Jacket, performs tracks from his latest solo project, Eternally Even, released November 4 via ATO/Capitol Records.

Purposefully released in the midst of possibly one of the most politically controversial elections to date, James’ new music is a call to action. James says of the album “I’m just trying to be a part of the discussion and encourage people to speak out for equality, to not be afraid to speak out for peace and love. All of us feel afraid at times in these absolutely insane times, but it’s important we speak our minds, cast our votes, and do not give in to fear and hatred.”

Co-produced by Blake Mills (Alabama Shakes) and Jim James, Mills describes the album as “the beautiful sounds of a violent collision between someone’s past and future.”

Listen live on-air at KCRW 89.9, or online at KCRW.com.

This week on MBE continues with acclaimed a capella group Ladysmith Black Mambazo on Thursday, January 19, at 11:00 AM PST, sharing a selection of uplifting favorites from throughout their incredible career. The band’s mission is to “spread peace, love and harmony all around the world through song.”

Morning Becomes Eclectic, hosted by KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley, is the station’s signature daily music program (9:00 AM – Noon) featuring new releases from emerging and established artists, underappreciated gems, live performances and interviews.

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