Tweedy

Friday / September 26, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Piper Ferguson

Jeff Tweedy is "one of the most daring songwriters of his generation," and his band Wilco is "vital, adventurous . . . breaking new stylistic ground with each ambitious and creatively restless album,” according to Salon.com. As the founding member and leader of the American rock band Wilco and before that, the cofounder of the alt-country band Uncle Tupelo, Jeff Tweedy is one of contemporary American music’s most accomplished songwriters, musicians, and performers.

Since launching Wilco in 1994, Tweedy has written original songs for eight Wilco albums and collaborated with folk singer Billy Bragg to bring musical life to three albums of Woody Guthrie-penned lyrics in the Mermaid Avenue series.

His latest project is Tweedy, a musical collaboration with his 18-year-old son and drummer Spencer Tweedy. The father/son duo’s debut album is called Sukierae and features 20 songs written by Jeff Tweedy. With Spencer on drums, Jeff handles guitar and vocals, as well as bass and keyboards. Musician Scott McCaughey (R.E.M., The Minus Five, The Baseball Project) lends additional keyboards, and (Berklee alumnae) Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig of the Brooklyn-band Lucius provide backing vocals on Sukierae.