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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jeff Tweedy  

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Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction

Born: 1967 in Belleville, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Tweedy was born and raised in Belleville. He attended Belleville Area College and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He currently resides in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

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 starting Wilco in 1994, Jeff has written original songs for ten Wilco albums and collaborated with folk singer Billy Bragg to bring musical life to three albums full of Woody Guthrie-penned lyrics in the Mermaid Avenue series. In 2014, he released Sukierae, a musical collaboration with his son, drummer Spencer Tweedy. He has produced a trio of albums for iconic soul and gospel singer Mavis Staples: the 2011 Grammy Award-winning You Are Not Alone, 2013's One True Vine, and the 2017 release, which he also cowrote with Staples, If All I Was Was Black.

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Titles At Your Library


-- ''Let's Go'', **A New York Times Bestseller, *A Rolling Stone Best Music Books of 2018 selection, *A Pitchfork Pick: Best Music Books of 2018