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Wilco, Courtney Barnett, The Feelies, Tortoise and others are part of the 2019 Solid Sound Festival lineup.
Wilco’s comeback after taking 2018 off now includes a second tour of Europe.
Watch Chris Thile lead a cover of Wilco’s “Shake It Off” on last week’s episode of ‘Live From Here.’
Watch Jeff Tweedy’s performance on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ featuring his sons Spencer and Sammy Tweedy, as well as Blake Mills, James Elkington and Liam Finn.
Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy will embark on a three-week solo tour this spring shortly after the conclusion of a winter run.
Revisit 10 memorable live performances on television in 2018 featuring John Prine, Mavis Staples, David Byrne, Jeff Tweedy, St. Vincent, Dave Matthews Band, The Marcus King Band and more.
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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.
Vocalist Jacklyn LaBranch discusses her time performing in the Jerry Garcia Band including the new ‘Electric On The Eel’ live release, the recent death of fellow JGB vocalist Gloria Jones and more.
Trey Anastasio talked about the new music he’s bringing on the road for the inaugural Ghosts Of The Forest tour.
A batch of acts has been added to the now-finalized Northwest String Summit 2019 lineup including Galactic and supergroup Hawktail.
The 2019 Outside Lands festival will feature Paul Simon, Childish Gambino, Twenty One Pilots and dozens more.
Fifty years ago today Gregg Allman walked into a rehearsal and by the end of the day The Allman Brothers Band was formed.