, or sometimes Yim Yames (actual name James Edward Olliges, Jr.) is an American vocalist, guitarist, producer, and primary songwriter of the rock band My Morning Jacket
. James is also a member of the Indie super group Monsters of Folk
. James occasionally plays solo shows (often with Carl Broemel on Guitar & Pedal Steel), showcasing "bare-bones" versions of My Morning Jacket songs along with various covers. Notably, James (with Broemel) supported John Prine
for several shows in late summer 2006.