|Jim James||–||vocals, lead and rhythm guitars|
|Patrick Hallahan||–||drums, percussion|
|Bo Koster||–||keyboards, percussion, backing vocals|
|Carl Broemel||–||guitar, pedal steel, saxophone, backing vocals|
My Morning Jacket was formed in 1998 in Louisville, Kentucky by singer, songwriter and guitarist Jim James (real name: James Olliges Jr). The original line-up also included three members of the Shelbyville emo-punk band Winter Death Club; namely John McQuade (later known as Johnny Quaid – guitar and vocals), Tom Blankenship (later known as Two Tone Tommy – bass) and J. Roberts (later known as J. Glenn – drums).
Winter Death Club were signed to Charleston indie label Street Records in 1997 by Tas Taiganides after he booked them and Jim James (performing as “Month of Sundays”) for a “Punk Rock Matinees” show at the Horse & Cart Cafe. Winter Death Club released a 7″ split single with Eurogression on Street Records. Jim James was also offered a record deal, but he declined the offer, disbanded Month of Sundays and formed a new band with Quaid, Blankenship and Glenn. The band was named My Morning Jacket and subsequently signed to Darla Records.