MMJ’s James & Broemel to perform free NH Obama/”For All” gig


Jim James will be joined by one of his My Morning Jacket cohorts, Carl Broemel, in a visit to Keene, New Hampshire for a rare solo performance on behalf of the Obama campaign on Monday, October 1st, 2012. The concert will take place at the Colonial Theater, with doors opening at 7:00pm. Opening for Jim and Carl will be Craig Finn of The Hold Steady. The Concert will help raise awareness about what’s at stake this election for young Americans.


On his support for the President’s reelection campaign, Jim James says,

“It is so crucial for us all to work together to help build on and continue the progress we have been making under President Obama’s leadership – to get America to be a land that takes care of its own and provides equal opportunity to all – regardless of gender, race, or creed. I believe in President Obama’s vision for America – at home and as a better friend to the world – and want to help raise awareness of the importance of a person’s right to vote.”


The complimentary (yes, that means free) concert is part of the campaign’s “For All” initiative, whose mission is to engage and maximize participation from young Americans. “For All” illustrates the shared values of the President and young Americans across the country: that if we work together, we can continue to move this country forward.

In related Jim James/Barack Obama news, James recently penned reason #10 in regards to why President Obama should be given four more years in the oval office. He did so for the blog 90 Reasons in 90 Days and he is not alone. So far, other contributors include Paul Simon, Russell Simmons, R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe, the dude who gave Zuckerberg a personality, Jesse Eisenberg, and the guy who referred to the Zuck-opic (Social Network)  as “great, not because of its dazzling style or visual cleverness, but because it is splendidly well-made,” Roger Ebert.


As for Jim’s entry, it is titled “Barack Obama is not a Robot” and can be read here.


Editors note: Getting involved is quite easy. If you support the president, grab a marker,write what progress means to you, take a picture of said written upon hand and tweet it with the hashtag #forall.