Jeff Tweedy

  1. Jeff Tweedy
    Event on 2014-06-10 18:30:00
    with The Minus 5
    Jeff Tweedy is one of the most daring songwriters of his generation and his band Wilco vital, adventurous . . . breaking new stylistic ground with each ambitious and creatively restless album. Salon.comAs the founding member and leader of the American rock band Wilco and before that the co-founder of alt-country band Uncle Tupelo, Jeff Tweedy is one of contemporary American musics most accomplished songwriters, musicians and performers. Since starting Wilco in 1994 Tweedy has written original songs for eight Wilco albums and collaborated with folk singer Billy Bragg to bring musical life to three albums-full of Woody Guthrie-penned lyrics in the Mermaid Avenue series.Tweedy has had a firm hand in producing all of Wilcos eight studio albums, and over the past decade has created the Wilco loft, a state-of-the-art recording studio and rehearsal space on Chicagos North Side where eccentric vintage instruments sit side by side with near classics . . . industrial-grade shelves filled to the ceiling with guitar cases and amps. Everywhere you look, there are instruments. Fretboard JournalTweedy, an accomplished and in-demand producer beyond the Wilco realm, has collaborated twice with soul and gospel legend Mavis Staples. First on her 2010 release You Are Not Alone, and more recently, on the just-released One True Vine. Both albums were produced by Tweedy and recorded at the Wilco loft and both have garnered widespread critical acclaim. One True Vine sounds at once contemporary and true to Staples lengthy career and history . . . haunting, beautifully restrained . . . A- The A.V. Club. Guided by the brilliant production of Wilcos Jeff Tweedy . . . mixes triumphant gospel and evocative blues, infusing each with hard-won wisdom. NPR on You Are Not Alone, which went on to win Best Americana Album in the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards.Tweedys most recent producer credits include The Invisible Way by the Minneapolis trio Low, Wassaic Way by folk-rock duo Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irions (co-produced with Wilcos Patrick Sansone) and a forthcoming album by Austins psychedelic rockers White Denim.A touring tour-de-force since the release of The Whole Love in September 2011 on the bands own dBpm Records, Wilco has played more than 170 concerts worldwide including multiple tours of North America and Europe as well as tours in Australia, New Zealand and Japan. Wilco also mans the helm at its own Solid Sound Festival at MASS MoCA in The Berkshires a three-day event blending music, comedy, world-class contemporary art and more.In addition to his work with Wilco, Tweedy tours frequently as a solo artist, playing intimate unscripted acoustic sets that draw from his 400-plus song repertoire. A departure from Wilcos carefully orchestrated, sonically complex performances, Tweedys solo concerts showcase his prolific output as a songwriter, his proficiency as a guitarist, his charismatic and compelling stage presence, and his wry sense of humor.

    at Lincoln Theatre
    1215 U Street NW
    Washington, United States

    Event on 2014-06-28 16:30:00
    Kids 12 & Under Free

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    While driving though Chicago, on tour, we stopped finally to visit Wilco at their studio, The Loft. They had invited us to come check it out several times over the years, but this would finally be the day. Its a great placea sea of instruments in a relaxed, open working environment. Its cool, but what really converted us was hearing the new Mavis Staples tracks they were working on: big, simple, raw, and intimate. Plans were made then and there.

    Haley Bonar had already recorded an album as a teenager before leaving Rapid City, SD for Duluth, MNwhere she immediately recorded again. Alan Sparhawk heard her at a local Iron Range club one night and a week later, she was transformed from a college student to an ambitious dropout with her guitar and a drummer crammed into a Honda Civic opening for Low. She was nineteen years old. Thats a story already.

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  3. Yelle
    Event on 2014-11-10 20:00:00

    at The Loft
    1374 West Peachtree St
    Atlanta, United States