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As the founding member and leader of Wilco and co-founder of Uncle Tupelo, Jeff Tweedy is one of the most accomplished songwriters and performers in contemporary American music. Since starting Wilco in 1994, Tweedy has penned original songs for 10 Wilco albums and collaborated with Billy Bragg to bring musical life to three albums worth of Woody Guthrie lyrics in the Mermaid Avenue series. In 2014, he released Sukierae, a musical collaboration with his son, drummer Spencer Tweedy. Jeff Tweedy has produced a trio of albums for iconic soul and gospel singer Mavis Staples: the 2011 Grammy Award-winning You Are Not Alone, 2013’s One True Vine, and the 2017 release, If All I Was Was Black (which he also co-wrote with Staples). Tweedy’s SMF solo debut follows his 2010 appearance fronting Wilco at a sold-out Johnny Mercer Theatre.
“Tweedy was able to hold the rapt attention of thousands of fans with his voice and plaintive finger-picking.”