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."