May 15, 2013
Doors at 7:00pm
Show at 8:00pm
1303 Northeast 45th Street
Seattle, WA 98105-4502
KEXP, STG and Starbucks join our Seattle-loving hearts to bring you Little Big Show, a concert series created to benefit our city’s arts organizations.
Several times a year, we find a great band or two, give ‘em the stage at The Neptune and donate 100% of ticket sales to a local non-profit. It’s the little show with a big effect.
Little Big Show #6, featuring Jim James, will benefit The Vera Project. Previous shows, featuring performances by Pickwick, Real Estate, Dum Dum Girls, First Aid Kit, Father John Misty and The Walkmen, have raised over $55,000 for Arts Corps, Coyote Central, NFFTY, 826 Seattle and Youth In Focus.
Jim James is thrilled to announce his full US tour in support of his forthcoming debut solo album Regions Of Light And Sound Of God, out February 5 on ATO Records. “Hello friends!” says Jim. “I have put together a special band of some of my oldest pals to help bring this album to life on the road! We are very excited about it and cant wait to bring it to light! See ya out on the open road!” The nine songs on this album resist easy categorization, grasping influence of old-school R&B to island folk to hip-hop, each flickering into focus and then disappear throughout the album. From the hazy space-funk of the opening "State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.)" to the chiming, operatic pop of "A New Life," Regions of Light and Sound of God is complex but cohesive, intimate and hypnotic where My Morning Jacket might turn more wide-screen and epic.
For the duration of the tour, a percentage of proceeds of every ticket will benefit Cancer Research Hospital and Treatment Center, City Of Hope. Along with his upcoming tour dates, Jim will also be performing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on February 4th alongside The Roots. The following day (February 5th) he will return to Jimmy Fallon, sitting in for the entire show as a guest performer.
“The album knew what it wanted to be,” says James. “The songs would tell me what they wanted to be, and I just had to search around and find those sounds to bring them into this world.”