General-admission tickets for Bragg at The Belcourt are already available at $33 a pop, but tickets for James' appearance at Cannery won't be available until Friday, Feb. 1, at 10 a.m. Tix for the woolly one's Cannery Row appearance will be on sale at this link, with $1 from each purchase going "towards Artist's charity choice."
So, what's new with the two top-notch songsters? Well, Bragg's first studio effort in five years, Tooth and Nail, will be out March 18. You can download "Handyman Blues," a track from T&N, by entering your email address at this link. It's a sweet, sentimental, down-tempo folk number made all the more playfully poignant by Bragg's conversational, mildly self-effacing drawl, and it's worth the minute it'll take you to download it. James, on the other hand, will be touring in support of his solo debut, Regions of Light and Sound of God, out Feb. 5 via ATO Records. You can stream the whole James record now via NPR, and I recommend you do that. While it features the sort of melodrama James' My Morning Jacket is known for, it's a more intimate record than anything you're liable to hear from MMJ.