BOZEMAN – Tweedy, the latest project by Wilco front man Jeff Tweedy, is coming to the Emerson Cultural Center in Bozeman on Tuesday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m. Opening for the band is The Minus 5, an Indie rock band featuring musician Scott McCaughey of R.E.M.
As the founding member and leader of the American rock band Wilco and the co-founder of the alt-country band Uncle Tupelo, Jeff is considered one of contemporary American music’s most accomplished songwriters, musicians and performers.
His new project Tweedy is a musical collaboration with his 18-year-old son Spencer Tweedy. The father/son duo’s debut album is called “Sukierae” and features 20 songs written by Jeff. With Spencer on drums, Jeff handles his usual guitars and vocals, as well as bass and keyboards. McCaughey lends additional keyboards and backing vocals on the album.
“When I set out to make this record, I imagined it being a solo thing, but not in the sense of one guy strumming an acoustic guitar and singing,” Jeff said. “Solo to me meant that I would do everything – write the songs, play all the instruments and sing.
“But Spencer’s been with me from the very beginning demo sessions, playing drums and helping the songs take shape. In that sense, the record is kind of like a solo album performed by a duo.”
Tweddy’s touring band includes Spencer and bassist Darin Grey, guitarist Jim Elkington and keyboardist Liam Cunningham.
A touring tour-de-force Jeff Tweedy and Wilco have played more than 1,500 concerts worldwide.