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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.
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.
Wilco welcomed Sharon Van Etten for a rarity and a cover of John Lennon & Yoko Ono’s “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” during night three of their 2019 Winterlude at The Chicago Theatre.
About Mikael Jorgensen
Mikael Jorgensen is lead pianist and keyboardist for the band Wilco as well as a member of the band Pronto. He first appeared on Wilco’s 2004 release, A Ghost Is Born. On that album, he received songwriting credit for Hell is Chrome and Theologians.
Jorgensen, an ex-Chicago-based engineer and now full time musician initially came aboard to perform real-time sound manipulations on the Yankee Hotel Foxtrot tour, sitting just off stage left, triggering the samples and sonic flourishes required to bring the YHF material to life. As the tour rolled on, Jorgensen gradually moved onto the stage itself, manning his laptop as well as taking on more and more keyboard duties. Since his days in Chicago, Mikael has relocated to Brooklyn, NY, where he currently resides.
“It became apparent that Mike was a very proficient piano player that could do a lot more than we were using him for,” says Wilco singer/songwriter Jeff Tweedy. “At that point, he started becoming a full-fledged member of the band, contributing parts to the new songs and even handling more of the nuts and bolts architecture of the older songs.”
Prior to his days in Chicago and with Wilco, Mikael honed his musical skills in New Brunswick, NJ, developing his production skills, collaborating with local musicians and DJing.
Listen to the Summer 2000 version of The Allman Brothers Band playing a 34-minute “Mountain Jam.”
An interview with God Street Wine guitarist Lo Faber examines the band’s past, present and future as well as his solo album, ‘Bottomland.’
Grateful Dead tribute act Dark Star Orchestra will focus on the Northeast ahead of Dark Star Jubilee for the second leg of their Spring Tour 2020.
Stream “Dance Of The Clairvoyants,” the lead single off Pearl Jam’s upcoming new album, ‘Gigaton.’
Phil Lesh, David Crosby, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, John Mayer and more are part of the LOCKN’ festival 2020 lineup.