As the founding member and leader ofthe American rock bandWilcoand before that the co-founder ofthe alt-country band Uncle Tupelo, JeffTweedy is oneof contemporary American music’s most accomplished songwriters, musicians and performers. Since starting Wilco in 1994 Tweedy has written original songs for ten 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. In 2014 he released Sukierae, a musical collaboration withhis son and drummer Spencer Tweedy. Wilco's latest releases, 2015's Star Wars and 2016's Schmilco were born from the same recording sessions before veering into decidedly different directions: Star Wars, a boisterous, glam-rocking showcase ofWilco's variable styles, Schmilco it's quieter mirror counterpart, executed in modest arrangements and instrumentation. JeffTweedy is also an accomplished producer, working with from his Chicago recording studio with artists like Richard Thompson, White Denim, Low and more. He produced a pair of albums for iconic soul and gospel singer Mavis Staples including the 2011 Grammy-award winning album You Are Not Alone.
JeffTweedy is “oneofthemostdaringsongwritersofhisgeneration” andhisbandWilco is “vital, adventurous … breakingnewstylisticgroundwitheachambitiousandcreativelyrestlessalbum.” Salon.com