Barebum Bandit Strikes Again

I was fortunate enough to head down to the Newport Folk Festival this summer for two days filled with great music, great times and great people. Obviously one of the highlights was getting to see Jim James play two sets, one solo and one with pals Ben Sollee, Daniel Martin Moore and Dan Dorff, whose 2010 album Dear Companion was produced by James. My intense infatuation with James led to me jokingly telling my friends that I wanted to reveal myself to James thus leading to my alter ego for the weekend of the Barebum Bandit. This video is from the last song (Gideon) of James’ set on Saturday of the festival and if you listen to just the first few seconds you can hear the bandit letting his presence be known. You can also hear him leave his mark on Newport history in the NPR stream of James’ set here at 55:15: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128724481

Look out for the Barebum Bandit at a concert near you, he is sure to be out in full force this weekend at the final three shows of My Morning Jacket’s 5 night stint at Terminal 5 in NYC

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