Jeff Tweedy


Beck, Animal Collective, Jeff Tweedy and more join birdsong compilation

Beck, Animal Collective and Jeff Tweedy are among the artists that will appear on a new birdsong-inspired compilation album. ‘For The Birds: The Birdsong Project’ is set to be released in five monthly stages between now and September, with the first volume arriving yesterday (May 20). Nick Cave &...
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Beck, Animal Collective, Jeff Tweedy, Karen O, Kamasi Washington, and More Join Birdsong-Inspired Compilation

Animal Collective, Jeff Tweedy, Karen O, Kamasi Washington, and Nick Cave & Warren Ellis are among the more than 200 contributors to a forthcoming compilation inspired by birdsong. For the Birds: The Birdsong Project will arrive in five monthly stages through September, with the first volume landing in full today. Randall Poster produced the full collection, and Lee Ranaldo is one of the set’s other executive producers. All proceeds from The Birdsong Project will benefit the National Audubon Society. Listen to For the Birds: The Birdsong Project, Vol. I, and watch videos for a few tracks from For the Birds, below.
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Rodney Crowell on Amnesia and a new album with Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy: “You can’t teach someone to be a songwriter”

We recently got to speak with legendary songwriter Rodney Crowell before his show this Sunday, May 15th at The Bomhard Theater at The Kentucky Center for Performing Arts. Rodney has had 15 no. 1 hits, a Grammy, and has been covered by such luminaries as Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, Jimmy Buffett, and many more. His latest album is called Triage featuring deeply personal songs including one that came to him while experiencing what’s called “Transient Global Amnesia”. We talked about that song, an upcoming album with Jeff Tweedy (Wilco), and much more.
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Join library for evening with Nick Offerman, Jeff Tweedy

Chester Public Library is joining libraries across the state in hosting actor, author and woodworker Nick Offerman in conversation with musician, author and hiking buddy Jeff Tweedy -- coming to us live from the wilderness. Offerman and Tweedy will discuss Offerman's most recent book, "Where the Deer and the Antelope...

We Talked to Jeff Tweedy About Snacks (and His Band, Wilco)

Jeff Tweedy has been busy. Shortly after I talk to him on the phone, Chicago-based boutique grocery store and cafe Foxtrot Market will release the details of a collaboration with his band, Wilco, that involves a branded cereal, a gummy mix, a special pilsner, a Baggu tote, and more. The night before, Tweedy and co. played on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and a few hours after our call, they’ll start setting up for the next show in a short tour commemorating their 2001 masterpiece Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (Foxtrot, Foxtrot; get it?). Oh, and earlier the same morning, Wilco announced a Yankee Hotel Foxtrot reissue for September that will involve 11 LPs worth of material: the album, 82 unreleased tracks, and multiple live concerts. (7xLP and 2xLP versions are also coming.) So it’s been a big day for America’s favorite rock band. After two more anniversary gigs in New York City—where, naturally, they’re playing the entire record each night—the band will conclude with three shows in their hometown of Chicago.

‘I Can’t Believe How Lucky We Are’: Jeff Tweedy on the Return of Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival

Click here to read the full article. When Wilco are putting together the lineup for their biannual Solid Sound Festival, they have just one rule: If they love it, it’s in. “Everybody in the band keeps a running dream list of people that we would like to play with or to see,” says Jeff Tweedy, calling from the band’s Chicago recording space, the Loft. “This time, it just happened to work out that we got a lot of all-timers to anchor the whole thing.” The artists he’s talking about — revered Texas singer-songwriter Terry Allen and his Mystery Panhandle Band, cosmic-jazz...

Daywatch: Could mask mandate return in Chicago? | Ex-alderman’s unprecedented deal with feds has gone public | Jeff Tweedy on ‘Yankee Hotel Foxtrot’ turning 20

Good morning, Chicago. Could Chicago’s mask mandate return? After Philadelphia became the first major U.S. city to reinstate its indoor mask mandate due to a sharp increase in reported coronavirus cases, some wonder if Chicago will be far behind. Dr. Rachel Rubin, senior medical officer and co-leader of the Cook County Department of Public Health said health care professionals are concerned ...