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16th Banc Sabadell Festival del Mil·lenni: Tweedy

  • Music, Rock and indie

Time Out says

When Jeff Tweedy, singer, songwriter, guitarist and leader of Wilco, started working on what would be his solo debut – in his free time he was already producing albums for Mavis Staples, Low, and White Denim – he started rehearsals with the help of his 18-year-old son Spencer on drums.

As Spencer was getting more and more involved in the project, they decided that the album in question, 'Sukierae' (a nickname for Jeff's wife and Spencer's mother, Sue Miller), would be the work of a duo, published under the Tweedy family name. According to Jeff, whenever he makes music with his son, something unique emerges thanks to the hard-to-explain connection between people who share DNA.

For the tour to promote The Tweedy Band's first album, they'll form a quintet with Jim Elkington (guitar), Darin Gray (bass) and Liam Cunningham (keyboards) who will help them reproduce their home-made sound that's a bit pop and a bit Americana. When he plays live, Jeff Tweedy usually saves a space for Wilco tunes and songs from his previous group Uncle Tupelo, as well as a cover or two.


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