Jeff Tweedy celebrates his 53rd birthday today.
Tweedy has been a leader in Americana-driven rock music as a founding member of Wilco, with the band’s influence informing countless other acts over the years since the band’s inception in 1994. Born from the remaining members of Tweedy’s former alternative country act Uncle Tupelo following the group’s breakup, Wilco has been a true musical force whose sound has consistently pushed boundaries, evolving from the alt-country sound of the group’s origins to become one of the biggest names in alternative rock with two Grammys to their name.
While Tweedy’s studio work with Wilco has received critical acclaim, he and the rest of the Wilco crew are known for their excellent live performances, with the group frequently topping bills on the festival circuit as well as regularly touring across the country and internationally. To celebrate the start of Mr. Tweedy’s 53rd trip around the sun, take a look at a few of our favorite Wilco performances and live collaborations from over the years below.
Wilco w/ Warren Haynes, My Morning Jacket, James Mastro, & Ryan Bingham – “All The Young Dudes” – Americanarama at Pier A, Hoboken, NJ – 7/26/2013
[Video: Tom Florczak]
Wilco with Bob Weir – “Tommorow Never Knows” – Sound Summit at Mount Tamalpais State Park, Mill Valley, CA – 9/17/2016
[Video: jared baird]
Wilco with Warren Haynes (and Joe Russo on tambourine) – “California Stars” – Gathering Of The Vibes, Seaside Park, Bridgeport, CT – 8/1/2015
[Video courtesy of shapnet]
Happy birthday, Jeff Tweedy!