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Wilco, who added runs in St. Paul and Chicago to their fall tour, takes fans inside their legendary loft and around Chicago in the video for ‘Ode To Joy’ track “Everyone Hides”
A new compilation featuring 17 new Wilco covers featuring Kurt Vile, Courtney Barnett, Ryley Walker and more dubbed ‘Wilco Covered’ accompanies Uncut Magazine’s November 2019 issue. Wilco previewed the set by sharing Cate Le Bon’s cover of “Company In My Back.”
Wilco honored Daniel Johnston, the acclaimed singer-songwriter who died earlier this week, by covering “True Love Will Find You In The End” on Thursday night in Berlin.
Wilco fit six songs from their forthcoming ‘Ode To Joy’ studio album into the setlist of Wednesday’s Fall Tour 2019 opener in Trondheim, Norway.
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.
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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.
Watch Gov’t Mule welcome drummer Jerry Marotta on “What Is Hip?” during their show at the Palace Theatre in Albany, New York.
In an interview with Trigger Hippy’s Steve Gorman and Nick Govrik, the pair discuss getting the band back together with new members and new music.
Drummer/percussionist/songwriter Yonrico Scott has died at age 63.
Episode 46 of The JamBase Podcast features “The Art Of The Sit-In” with Jennifer Hartswick of the Trey Anastasio Band and “The Rundown” of recent news items.
Eric Krasno, Duane Trucks, Todd Sheaffer and Jason Crosby are among the additions to the lineup for the upcoming “There’s A Reward: A Celebration Of The Life & Music Of Neal Casal” benefit concert in honor of the late Neal Casal.