Jeff Tweedy Schedule
Since the early '80s, Jeff Tweedy has been rocking the stage with his blazing vocals and wicked
tracks that have captivated the imagination of rock music fans all over. Come out and listen to all of Tweedy's best songs
as he hits a stage near you. If you've never been out to see Jeff Tweedy whistle and sing, there has never been a better time
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stages of some high-profile venues like the Jack White Theatre in Detroit, Michigan; Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore,
Maryland; Lincoln Theatre in Washington, D.C.; and more. Don't be shy, and take a look at all of Jeff Tweedy's latest concert
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Jeff Tweedy Background
Hailing from Bellville, Illinois, Jeff Tweedy founded
his first band in high school. Called the Primitives, the punk band included Mike Heidorn, Wade Farrar and Jay Farrar. Following
Wade's exit, the remaining members established Uncle Tupelo in 1987. Uncle Tupelo surfaced as one of the top acts in the alternative
country music scene. The band members mashed their adulation of country and punk music to brand their own authentic style.
Tweedy collaborated with Jay Farrar on penning many of the band's tunes.
After performing multiple shows in St. Louis
and around the Midwest, Uncle Tupelo nailed a recording deal with Rockville - an independent label. Their debut album, No
Depression (1990), highlighted tunes like "Whiskey Bottle" and "Screen Door." The title single was Uncle Tupelo's rendition
of a tune by A.P. Carter of the Carter Family. The album was highly praised by critics as was their next project, Still Feel
Gone (1991). For their third effort, March 16-20, 1992, Uncle Tupelo collaborated with R.E.M. guitarist, Peter Buck. Shifting
to a major label, the band issued their most critically acclaimed album - Anodyne (1993). But this country-rock recording
turned out to be their final studio work together. In 1993, drummer Heidorn departed from the group, and Ken Coomer served
as his replacement. Max Johnston (fiddle, banjo and guitar) and John Stirratt (bass) also came on board. But despite the additions,
Uncle Tupelo disbanded in 1994 after Jay Farrar's exit. He left to launch another band, Son Volt.
Tweedy then started
up his own band, the famous, Wilco. from the ashes of Uncle Tupelo, Wilco broughtA.M.in 1995 to excited listeners, which showcased
the evolution of Tweedy's musical style. Wilco's sound was defined by pop and rock elements. The band, whose lineup now included
Jay Barrett, garnered praise for Being There (1996). The album extracted sounds from such references as the Rolling Stones
and Phil Spector's 1960's pop style.
That same year, Tweedy worked with Dan Murphy of Gary Louris of the Jayhawks, Dan
Murphy of Soul Asylum and many others to develop the side project, Golden Smog. Down By the Old Mainstream (1995) was one
of the products of this all-star alternative-country lineup. Tweedy continued to experiment musically when Wilco teamed up
with Billy Bragg for Mermaid Avenue (1998). Through this joint partnership, Tweedy helped develop music to work in tandem
with lyrics penned by Woody Guthrie. Eventually, Bragg and Wilco picked up where they left off for Mermaid Avenue Vol. II.
arrived in 1999, which included a rare juxtaposition between dismal words and upbeat pop music. Critics were left scratching
their heads. The album that followed, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, paved the way for a conflict between Wilco and their record label.
Reprise didn't want to issue the album, making claims that it wasn't commercially marketable. Eventually, Wilco sold the recording
to another record label, and it garnered sparkling reviews after it was released in 2002. Tweedy forged ahead with his experimental
music, which is also evident on A Ghost Is Born (2004). Tweedy also worked with Jim O'Rourke and drummer Glenn on a project
called Loose Fur. They released two records, which included an eponymous album (2003) and Born Again in the USA (2006).
dropped Sky Blue Sky in 2007, which drew its influence from gospel, folk and soul music. "There's probably not any kind of
music that means more to me than gospel and soul. If I could be any type of singer in the world, it would be like an Otis
Redding. I heard somebody say that soul music is being proud of where you're from and what you've accomplished, and letting
that show," Tweedy explained in an interview with Mother Jones magazine.
In 2009, Tweedy released Wilco (The Album)
with the band, which featured tunes like "You and I" and "Bull Black Nova."
Jeff Tweedy Albums
discography is comprised of albums that he has cut when he played with Uncle Tupelo, Wilco and many other side projects. His
albums with Uncle Tupelo include: No Depression (1990); Still Feel Gone (1991); March 16-20, 1992 (1992); and Anodyne (1993).
Some of his Wilco albums include: A.M. (1995); Being There (1996); Mermaid Avenue (1998); Summerteeth (1999); Mermaid Avenue
Vol. II (2000); and more!
Jeff Tweedy Trivia
Did you know Jeff Tweedy has been a guest on Parks and Recreation
as well as Portlandia? It's true! Both of the popular television shows have included Tweedy on 2014 episodes, taking the role
as a fictional singer/songwriter.
Jeff Tweedy Concert Experience
Alternative rocker Jeff Tweedy will take
you on an epic journey of self-discovery as he performs his introspective tunes and thoughtful musings across the country.
He has earned his place on marquees, as well as headlining spots on many big tours and has claimed several awards.
no doubt about it – Jeff Tweedy is an artist you just have to see in person to truly appreciate!
So, if you're
looking for a great night of entertainment from one of the most talented artists in the country, then look no further than
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