Hailed as “one of the most daring songwriters of his generation” (Salon) Jeff Tweedy is also one of contemporary American music’s most accomplished musicians and performers. As the founding member and leader of the American rock band Wilco, 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. A departure from Wilco’s carefully orchestrated, sonically complex performances, Tweedy’s 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.
Streaming Now: Jeff Tweedy Live in Boulder, CO
Opener Scott McCaughey is a singer/songwriter fronting the longtime bands The Young Fresh Fellows (1983 - present) and The Minus 5 (1995 - present). Since 2008 he has been writing and singing about baseball with The Baseball Project (with Steve Wynn, Linda Pitmon, Peter Buck and Mike Mills). He performed and recorded as an auxiliary member of R.E.M. from 1994 - 2011. He is also a member of Tired Pony, Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3, and probably a few other groups that slip the mind just now. Scott collaborated with Wilco on the Minus 5's acclaimed 2003 release Down With Wilco.