Latest Jeff Tweedy Articles
Watch Joe Russo’s Almost Dead welcome Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche in Chicago.
Watch KEXP live streams of Jeff Tweedy, Calexico and Iron & Wine and other performers appearing at the inaugural THING Festival in Port Townsend, Washington this weekend.
Celebrate The Band keyboardist Garth Hudson’s birthday by revisiting a collaboration with Wilco and Jim James at SPAC in 2013.
Wilco will release a new album entitled ‘Ode To Joy’ this fall and previewed the 11-track LP by unveiling the single “Live Is Everywhere (Beware).”
Crispy audio of Wilco’s karaoke set from the first night of this year’s Solid Sound Festival serves as this week’s ‘Full Show Friday’ selection.
On Saturday, Wilco unveiled a pair of originals during their set at the Solid Sound Festival at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts.
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Latest Jeff Tweedy Setlist
Jeff Tweedy at Canal Shores Golf Course
- Bombs Above
- Some Birds
- New Moon
- Don't Forget
- Having Been Is No Way to Be
- Summer Noon
- Ten Sentences
- Empty Head
- I Know What It's Like
- …and Then You Cut It in Half
- World Away
- Family Ghost
- Love Like a Wire
- Low Key
- You Are Not Alone
- It Must Be Love
- The Losing End
- Let's Go Rain
- I Wanna Be Your Mama Again
- California Stars
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.
Stream Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio’s new single “Sunset Days” from the documentary film ‘Between Me And My Mind.’
Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio joined Khruangbin for a lengthy sit-in at the opening night of Lockn’ 2019.
Watch a free live stream from the 2019 Lockn’ festival in Arrington, Virginia.
The JamBase Podcast Episode 44 features ‘Tour Stories’ with The New Mastersounds drummer Simon Allen and ‘The Rundown’ of recent news items.
Umphrey’s McGee will host the inaugural The Woodlands Fall Music & Arts Festival this November in Charleston, South Carolina.