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JamBase contributor Benjy Eisen shares his take on Wilco’s Sky Blue Sky finale, which took place in Riviera Maya, Mexico on Tuesday night.
Jeff Tweedy’s Tweedy band took the stage at Wilco Sky Blue Sky in Mexico on Monday for a set that ended with a Neil Young cover and saw Jeff joined by both of his sons at various points of the afternoon.
Wilco loaded their setlist with bust outs and rarities on Sunday at their Sky Blue Sky destination event in Mexico.
Wilco finally changed up their ‘Ode To Joy’-heavy setlist plan for the first night of their inaugural Sky Blue Sky destination event in Mexico on Saturday.
dBpm Records will release ‘Chicago 2017,’ featuring selections from Daniel Johnston’s final Chicago performance and a session recorded a Wilco’s studio, both backed by Tweedy.
Watch Sharon Van Etten, Sylvan Esso, James Elkington and others join Wilco on “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” on the final night this year’s Winterlude residency in Chicago.
Latest Jeff Tweedy Setlist
Jeff Tweedy at Xcacel Beach
- New Madrid
- Airline to Heaven
- Blue Eyes
- Drawing from Memory (Charlie)
- So Much Wine
- Radio King
About Jeff Tweedy
Jeff Tweedy rose to prominence with Uncle Tupelo in the late ’80s and early ’90s, but with his own group, Wilco, he would step out from the shadow of that legendary alt-country group and his former partner, Jay Farrar.
Belleville, IL, high school friends Tweedy and Farrar started Uncle Tupelo as the Primitives in St. Louis in the mid-’80s. After a run of four albums (including their seminal debut, No Depression), Farrar abruptly quit in 1994 and started Son Volt, who continued Tupelo’s spirit of moody and rousing ruralism. Tweedy and the remaining Tupelo members picked up as Wilco. With that group, Tweedy would permanently lay to rest the impression that Farrar had been the sole, dark genius of Uncle Tupelo. (In fact, one theory holds that Farrar disintegrated the group because he was threatened by Tweedy’s burgeoning creative role.)
Wilco’s first album, A.M. (1995), seemed to cater to the needs of the Uncle Tupelo audience. However, the following two-disc Being There (1996) — a sprawling achievement that garnered comparisons to the Rolling Stones’ Exile on Main Street — and the more pop-oriented Summer Teeth (1999) would establish Tweedy as a distinct and formidable force in popular music.
Tweedy has also been part of Golden Smog, an all-star collective who has included members of the Jayhawks, Soul Asylum, and Big Star; appeared on the Handsome Family album Through the Trees; and also appeared on Blue Rodeo leader Jim Cuddy’s solo debut, All in Time. In addition, Wilco collaborated with Billy Bragg on the two Mermaid Avenue albums, which set music to the lost lyrics of Woody Guthrie. In 2000 and 2001, Tweedy undertook a series of solo acoustic shows before settling in to work on the next Wilco album. Unfortunately, the band found themselves without a label and decided to tour in spite of their scenario. Eventually Nonesuch stepped in and gave it an early 2002 release while Tweedy also saw some solo material written for the Ethan Hawke vehicle Chelsea Walls become the soundtrack to the film around the same time.
Phish Summer Tour 2020 has been confirmed.
Circles Around The Sun will head to the Northeast for a week of 2020 tour dates in February and March.
Legendary singer-songwriter James Taylor will soon release a new album, ‘American Standard’ and tour in support of it with Jackson Browne.
The St. Louis Cardinals will once again host a Grateful Dead Night at Busch Stadium in 2020.
Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters will embark on the This Is Not A Drill North American Tour in 2020.