Jeffrey Scot Tweedy is an American songwriter, musician, and record producer best known as the singer and guitarist of the band Wilco. Tweedy, originally from Belleville, Illinois, started his music career in high school in his band The Plebes with Jay Farrar, which subsequently transitioned into the alternative country band Uncle Tupelo. After Uncle Tupelo broke up Tweedy formed Wilco which found critical and commercial success, most notably with Yankee Hotel Foxtrot and A Ghost Is Born, the latter of which received a Grammy for Best Alternative Album in 2005. Across Tweedy's career he has released 18 studio albums, including four with Uncle Tupelo, ten with Wilco, one with his son Spencer, a solo acoustic album, two solo studio albums, along with numerous collaborations with other musicians, most notably Mermaid Avenue with Billy Bragg. On November 30, 2018 Jeff Tweedy released Warm, his first solo album of new material.
|Birth name:||Jeffrey Scot Tweedy|
|Born:||August 25, 1967, Belleville, Illinois, United States|
|Genres:||Alternative country, alternative rock|
|Instruments:||Vocals, guitar, bass, harmonica, programming|
|Labels:||Giant/Rockville, Sire, Reprise, Nonesuch, Drag City, dBpm|
|Associated acts:||Wilco, Uncle Tupelo, Golden Smog, Loose Fur, Tweedy|
|Twitter:||Jeff Tweedy's Twitter profile|
|IMDb:||Jeff Tweedy's IMDb|
About Jeff Tweedy
Multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and the frontman of the alternative rock band Wilco, the group that released songs like "I Am Trying to Break Your Heart."
He attended Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. One of his first bands was a group that he joined called The Plebes.
He received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Folk Album in 1999.
He has children with his wife, Sue Miller.
He has performed with Billy Bragg.
Information related to Jeff Tweedy
- I Am Trying to Break Your Heart: A Film About Wilco - I Am Trying to Break Your Heart: A Film About Wilco is a black-and-white documentary film by Sam Jones which follows the American alt-country rock band Wilco through the creation and distribution of their fourth studio album Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.
- Wilco: Learning How to Die - Wilco: Learning How to Die is a book by Chicago Tribune rock critic Greg Kot. The book was written with the cooperation of Wilco band members past and present.
- Uncle Tupelo - Uncle Tupelo was an alternative country music group from Belleville, Illinois, active between 1987 and 1994. Jay Farrar, Jeff Tweedy, and Mike Heidorn formed the band after the lead singer of their previous band, The Primitives, left to attend college.
- Wilco - Wilco is an American alternative rock band based in Chicago, Illinois. The band was formed in 1994 by the remaining members of alternative country group Uncle Tupelo following singer Jay Farrar's departure.
- New Multitudes - New Multitudes is a Woody Guthrie tribute album performed by Jay Farrar, Will Johnson, Anders Parker, and Jim James to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Guthrie's birth, released through Rounder Records on February 28, 2012.
- Wilco members
- Uncle Tupelo members
- The Minus 5 members
- Nonesuch Records artists
- Drag City (record label) artists
- Reprise Records artists
- Sire Records artists
- Converts to Judaism
- Songwriters from Illinois