James Edward Olliges Jr. (born 1977), professionally known as Jim James or Yim Yames, is the lead vocalist, lead guitarist, and primary songwriter of Louisville, Kentucky-based rock band My Morning Jacket. He later enrolled at the University of Florida and the University of California at Irvine as an SDSU student. In 1995 he began writing for a local radio station, The Jim James Show. His last recording album was 2005 with a cover of "The Way To Know The Difference" (19). James released eight self-released singles, four EP's and ten...
- Birth name: James Edward Olliges Jr.
- Also known as: Yim Yames
- Born: ( 1978-04-27) April 27, 1978 (age 42)
- Origin: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
- Genres: Psychedelic rock, indie rock, jam rock
- Occupation(s): Singer songwriter, musician, guitarist
- Instruments: Vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, omnichord, drums, percussion, harmonica, banjo
- Years active: 1992—present
- Labels: ATO Records MapleMusic Recordings (Canada)
- Associated acts: My Morning Jacket, M. Ward, Bright Eyes, The Decemberists, Monsters of Folk, New Multitudes, The New Basement Tapes, Month of Sundays
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