Fandom: Jim James on Daniel Martin Moore and Joan Shelley

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As part of our Fandom series we have Jim James from My Morning Jacket telling us about one of his favorite new artists.

Jim James Photo by Nell Krug
Jim James
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I would like to write about an album called “Farthest Field” by Daniel Martin Moore and Joan Shelley.

It allows the soul to comfortably leave the body and easily flow free of all earthly concern to the farthest corners of the field. The “soul” vessel is taken to a place completely organic and holistically out of time…somewhere in the past, forever in the future, and completely in time on time whenever you need to hear it it is always here it always has been here and always will be and is the connecting line between so many things.

The two voices ring like two blades of grass singing in the field on their own, together, and as one living organism interconnected with all the rest of us in your heart…destined to become a classic. It already is for those who know.

No matter what time in your life or the life of the world you may discover it or it discovers you, you are IT and IT is you- it is inside you and it owns you because you created it. You are its life force, its life blood, you alone. (along with daniel and joan) …you alone are responsible for all of this beauty and you must take good care of it.