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My Morning Jacket's Patrick Hallahan talks Bob Dylan, the shape-shifting 'Circuital' and more



Louisville psycho-rock crew My Morning Jacket is famous for shaggy, anything-goes gigs. But business will be unusual Thursday when the Kentucky scruffs light up the Americanarama Festival at Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre.

"If we had our druthers, we'd play a 13-hour show," laughs awesomely hirsute MMJ drummer Patrick Hallahan, chatting with me on the phone. "But we have to make way for Mr. Dylan."

MMJ will share a downright epic summer bill not just with Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead's Bob Weir, but with Chicago iconoclasts Wilco as well. The inspired fest commences at 5:30 p.m.; how they'll fit everyone in is another story.

"I figure we'll play between 60 and 90 minutes," says Hallahan, allowing that their performance will be abbreviated yet power-packed. "We're in a holding pattern now. We're just waiting for Bob Dylan to tell us what to do."

For tickets to the Americanarama Festival on Thursday, click here. And for more with Hallahan, click here for Sean Daly's full interview.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 10:57am]


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