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Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy performed a pair of songs from the band’s recent album as well as a tune from ‘Warmer’ and a Wilco classic during a solo set for KEXP recorded during this year’s THING festival.
The High Water Festival 2020 lineup includes Wilco, Nathaniel Rateliff, Brittany Howard, host band Shovels & Rope and more.
Wilco performed “Love Is Everywhere (Beware)” from their ‘Ode To Joy’ LP on Monday’s episode of ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers.’
Mountain Man’s Molly Sarlé joined Wilco for renditions of “You & I” at tour stops in Texas over the weekend.
Wilco performed “Summer Teeth” for the first time in nearly two years during a Sunday afternoon in-store set at Grimey’s record store in Nashville.
A free live stream of Wilco’s upcoming concert at Brooklyn Steel in New York City is available.
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Latest Jeff Tweedy Setlist
Jeff Tweedy at Fort Worden State Park
- Bombs Above
- Some Birds
- I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
- Happy Birthday to You
- An Empty Corner
- Don't Forget
- Having Been Is No Way to Be
- You and I
- It Must Be Love
- I Know What It's Like
- Jesus, Etc.
- Let's Go Rain
- I'm the Man Who Loves You
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.
Twiddle announced an extensive 2020 winter tour that ends with ALO joining for a pair of co-headlining dates.
The String Cheese Incident and additional artists are aboard for the 2020 Hog Farm Hangout festival in Laytonville, California.
Willie Nelson detailed 16 tour dates scheduled for the first two months of 2020.
Elton John added 24 North American dates to the 2020 portion of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour.
Warren Haynes Christmas Jam benefit concert will not be held in 2019. The event is expected to return in 2020.