Exclusive: My Morning Jacket Covers Shel Silverstein For VH1 Storytellers


The 15th season of VH1 Storytellers is already being hailed as one of the strongest in franchise history, thanks to outstanding (and rather confessional) performances from the likes of Death Cab For Cutie, Cee Lo Green and the Kings of Leon. Well, we’ve got great news to report: The hot streak continues tonight on VH1 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT when the pride of Louisville, My Morning Jacket, takes the stage for what we consider to be the most emotionally raw of the set of performances this season.

How do we know that to be true? Well, for starters, we were there when Jim James and the rest of the MMJ gang taped this episode of Storytellers back in February, and we can attest to the fact that there was nary a dry eye in the house during the band’s take on “Dondante.” We won’t spoil the moment for you here, we’ll let you experience it tonight, but trust us when we say that it’s a moment that you won’t want to miss.

For now, though, enjoy My Morning Jacket’s two playful covers of Shel Silverstein classics, “26 Second Song” and the Jimmy Buffett-esque, “Lullabies, Legends And Lies” (each presented by our friends over at Bing). Why two covers in one video? Well, once you watch the clip, you’ll see why. And don’t forget, VH1 Storytellers: My Morning Jacket airs TONIGHT, Friday, June 3, at 11 p.m. ET/PT. For a complete list of showtimes, you can always visit our official VH1 Storytellers page.

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