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Listen to a newly surfaced Woody Guthrie recording of “Hoodoo Voodoo,” one of the songs recorded by Wilco and Billy Bragg on ‘Mermaid Avenue.’
Wilco is back. Jeff Tweedy will lead the band on a European Tour in June ahead of their Solid Sound Festival.
Saturday Stream presents a Spotify Playlist of Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy performing live throughout his career.
Celebrate The Band keyboardist Garth Hudson’s birthday by revisiting a collaboration with Wilco and Jim James at SPAC in 2013.
Wilco has confirmed this weekend’s return of the WilcoWorld Radio global streaming radio broadcast.
On Friday, Chicago-based Americana act Wilco will launch WilcoWorld Radio featuring 10 hours of original content.
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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.
JamBase’s Scott Bernstein weighs in on his his highlights from Tuesday aboard Jam Cruise 17, including Leftover Salmon, Umphrey’s McGee and Matador! Soul Sounds.
Carlos Santana and his namesake band will be joined by the Doobie Brothers on the dual-anniversary Supernatural Now Tour.
This year’s New Orleans Jazz Fest will be headlined by The Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews Band, Katy Perry, Jimmy Buffett and Chris Stapleton
Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir will bring his Bob Weir & Wolf Bros project to 19 cities between February 28 – March 30.
Legendary rockers The Who confirmed a 29-city tour in which the band will be joined by orchestras in the U.S. and Canada.