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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

In Context: Tweedy

Tweedy comes to BAM September 23. Context is everything, so get even closer to the show with this curated selection of articles, and videos related to the artists. Once you've seen it, help us keep the conversation going by telling us what you thought below.

Watch & Listen

Live Stream: Tweedy (
Watch the live stream of the BAM concert on our video channel.

Tweedy at the Mountain Jam Festival (Pitchfork)
New originals plus a few Wilco and Uncle Tupelo songs comprise this live set.

"Summer Noon," Tweedy (YouTube)
Nick Offerman of Parks and Recreation directed Tweedy's latest video.

NPR Music Field Recordings: Jeff Tweedy (NPR)
Jeff Tweedy, his son Spencer, and the women from Lucius play in a tunnel behind the Newport Folk Festival.


Spencer Tweedy
Tweedy the Younger has a website all his own.

"How Wilco's Jeff Tweedy Became A Great American Songwriter" (
Jeff weighs in on the critical reception of his albums, gives a nod to Johnny Cash, and more.

"How To Fight Loneliness" (Grantland)
The recording of Tweedy's latest album came during a particularly dark time, the singer recounts.

Now your turn . . .

So how did you enjoy the show? Likes? Dislikes? Surprises? Tell us what's on your mind in the comments below.


  1. The show was great, but most of the ushers were very rude to my friends and me. One usher took us to the wrong side of our section, and when we tried to walk back up the stairs to get to the other side, another usher told us we couldn't go up that way. It was all very weird. It didn't ruin my night, but I was annoyed.

  2. It was such a great show. Thanks so much, Tweedy and band.

  3. FANTASTIC!! I was skeptical he'd be able to pull off the solo acoustic set, but he did a great job. Lighting should have been more stark during acoustic set but I'm just being picky. Great show, it also helps that he never wants to stop playing.

  4. What a talented family, thanks for the music;)

  5. an amazing poet who keeps digging deeper & deeper. I thought everyone at BAM was cool and helpful.

  6. Great show. Loved showcasing the new material, and Jeff's solo portion was fantastic (as usual). And how about Nels making an appearance for California Stars?!?!? Amazing!

  7. I concur with the two comments at 8:42AM and 9:41AM: My wife and I enjoyed the show, especially the blend of new material, hits-we-hoped-to-hear, and deep cuts. In fact, the two Golden Smog songs were new to us -- new, old, and deep all-at-once. I am also grateful to BAM for posting the video. We will no doubt run it several times while it lasts.

  8. Sublime. Jeff Tweedy is so versatile, the band was so tight, and the guy's just so cool, without having to try. I worship at the altar of Tweedy.

  9. First time to BAM and was very impressed, beautiful venue and what a great performance by master song-writer Jeff Tweedy. What an excellent tight band that covered Tweedy's whole career. I look forward to going back to BAM for more shows.