- Charles Harris
- Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wilco front man Jeff Tweedy is featured in Glide's biweekly look at favorite singer-songwriters. Columnist Jason Gonulsen reflects on the impact Tweedy's songwriting has had on him over the years, dating back to an unforgettable first listen to "Misunderstood," from Being There, the 1996 double disc slated for vinyl reissue next month. "I was immediately floored," Gonulson recalls, following a through line to the band's latest release, Wilco (the album).
- Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Colorado Daily: Wilco's "Blazing, Sweaty Sets" Leave Audiences "Mesmerized with Every Moment" in New Concert Film
Ashes of American Flags, the new film by Christoph Green and Fugazi’s Brendan Canty documenting the live Wilco concert experience, is due out on DVD in the Nonesuch Store on Saturday, April 18, and will be screened at the Boulder Theater in Boulder, Colorado, tonight. "The members of Wilco are road dogs," says the Colorado Daily, an idea brought to life in the film, which sees them playing "playing blazing, sweaty sets at historic concert halls ... The movie’s concert scenes show the members of Wilco celebrating every stage moment, while the audiences are mesmerized with every moment of the performances."
About Jeff Tweedy
Jeff Tweedy is an American songwriter and musician best known as the leader of the band Wilco. A native of Belleville, Illinois, he first came to prominence in the early 1990s as a member of the band Uncle Tupelo, which was originally comprised of high school friends from Belleville. Tweedy and three other members of the band would go on to regroup and form Wilco in 1994.
Over the span of his career with Wilco, Tweedy has become an influential and much lauded songwriter and musician in both alt-country and rock music circles. Tweedy has also been involved in a variety of side projects over the years, including Loose Fur—with Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche and musician/producer Jim O’Rourke—and “supergroup” Golden Smog, featuring members of Wilco, Soul Asylum, The Replacements, The Jayhawks, and other groups. In addition to releasing all of Wilco’s albums since 2002’s Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, Nonesuch released the DVD Sunken Treasure, featuring solo performances by Tweedy, drawn from a 2006 tour.
October 24, 2006
This DVD features performances and conversations recorded over five nights from the Wilco front man's February 2006 solo tour, featuring a breadth of material from Tweedy’s extensive discography, from Uncle Tupelo classics to more recent Wilco favorites. These acoustic renderings shed new light on familiar subjects, exposing what the San Francisco Chronicle calls “every ironic twist and barbed emotion.”