DOWNLOAD: James Vincent McMorrow - "If I Had A Boat" (MP3)

James Vincent McMorrow (photo by Julie Ling)

Irish singer-songwriter; James Vincent McMorrow has been popping up everywhere lately, and for very good reason.

Maybe you were lucky enough to catch his two most recent performances in Chicago? First supporting The Rural Alberta Advantage at Lincoln Hall in late March, and then even more recently; opening up for Bell X1 at the very same venue in June.

His 2011 debut EP, Early In The Morning (Vagrant Records) made waves in the industry. He's been compared to Sufjan Stevens, and to the vocal stylings of Justin Vernon. Download the EP's single, "If I Had A Boat" at the top of this post.

Usually just accompanied by an acoustic guitar, James will embark on a fall-North American tour with a 5-piece band behind him.

"Playing on my own right now is beautiful because it allows me to connect on a very primitive level," says James, "but I look forward to being surrounded with friends on stage to share this with me."

His first-ever headlining run will hit Chicago's Hideout on September 15th.
Tickets are on sale now.

In the meantime, James is touring throughout Europe.

You can view all 2011 tour dates, some videos, and stream Early In The Morning below..

Early in the Morning by jamesvmcmorrow


JUL 10, 2011 Montreaux, Switzerland - Auditorium Stravinski / Montreaux Jazz Festival
JUL 12, 2011 Hardelot, France - Hotel du Parc A Hardelot Plage / Festival de la Cote d'Opale
JUL 16, 2011 Southwold, UK - Henham Park / Latitude Festival
JUL 24, 2011 Dublin, Ireland - Marlay Park w/ Joana Newsom
JUL 28, 2011 Cambridge, UK - Cherry Hinton / Co-operative Cambridge Folk Festival
JUL 29, 2011 Lulworth, Dorset, UK - Lulworth Castle / Camp Bestival
AUG 19, 2011 Crichowell, Wales, UK - Glanusk Park / Green Man Festival
SEP 02, 2011 Vlieland, Netherlands - Into The Great Wide Open
SEP 08, 2011 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
SEP 09, 2011 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
SEP 10, 2011 Boston, MA - Bright Music Hall
SEP 11, 2011 Montreal, Canada - Sala
SEP 13, 2011 Toronto, ON - Elmo
SEP 15, 2011 Chicago, IL - Hideout
SEP 16, 2011 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall
SEP 17, 2011 Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center
SEP 20, 2011 Vancouver, BC - Media Club
SEP 21, 2011 Seattle, WA - Triple Door
SEP 23, 2011 San Francisco, CA - Slim's
SEP 24, 2011 Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg