Jim James Announces New Acoustic Record


Jim James has announced the release of UNIFORM CLARITY, a new companion piece to his acclaimed 2018 album, UNIFORM DISTORTION. The new LP – which comprises acoustic renditions of the songs originally found on UNIFORM DISTORTION along with two new tracks- arrives Friday, October 5 via ATO.

“The idea for UNIFORM CLARITY came from UNIFORM DISTORTION,” says James, “an album of intentional chaos/dirt: literal and figurative distortion of lyrics and sound meant to echo and hopefully shed some light on the twisted times and distortion of the truth in which we now live. UNIFORM CLARITY is meant to illuminate the other side – raw and real, but very clear, much like in the early days of recording where all you could hear was the truth because there were no ways to manipulate recordings in the studio. Working with Shawn Everett, we created a document style recording of these songs- just vocals, guitar and the space itself- no special FX. A crystal clear illustration of the flawed beauty of what a song starts off as or sometimes remains- a thought. a seed. a light from the womb of the universe brought to life down here on earth.”


James is currently poised to embark on a unique solo acoustic tour, beginning November 1 with a sold out show at Solana Beach, CA’s Belly Up Tavern and then visiting historic theatres and performing arts centers across the United States before culminating with a November 21 homecoming at Louisville, KY’s much-loved Louisville Palace. The dates will see the acclaimed My Morning Jacket frontman – accompanied by longtime touring drummer David Givan – perform a career-encompassing repertoire, including songs from UNIFORM DISTORTION/UNIFORM CLARITY. Support throughout comes from special guest Alynda Segarra of Hurray for the Riff Raff. One dollar per ticket purchased will go to The Waterfall Project, whose beneficiaries will be United for A Fair Economy and National Bail Fund Network. Most dates are already completely sold out – for complete details and remaining ticket availability, please visit jimjames.com/events.

2018 TOUR

16 – Los Angeles, CA – Pathways to Paris @ Theatre at Ace Hotel

1 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern SOLD OUT
2 – Los Angeles, CA – Cathedral Sanctuary SOLD OUT
3 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre
5 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Commonwealth Room SOLD OUT
6 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre SOLD OUT
8 – Milwaukee, WI – The Pabst Theater
9 – Chicago, IL – The Vic SOLD OUT
10 – Cleveland, OH – The Agora Theatre
13 – New York, NY – Town Hall SOLD OUT
14 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre
16 – Boston, MA – Shubert Theatre
17 – Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre SOLD OUT
19 – Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle
20 – Nashville, TN – Schermerhorn Symphony Center
21 – Louisville, KY – The Louisville Palace