Tweedy is an American rock band composed of Jeff Tweedy, from the group Wilco, and his son, Spencer. The duo has released one album, Sukierae, in 2014.[1]

The elder Tweedy had planned Sukierae to be a solo record, but kept Spencer involved after playing together on early sessions.[2] The group's album name references Susie, Jeff's wife and Spencer's mother, who was diagnosed with cancer during the composition process.[3]

When touring, the group includes bassist Darin Gray, guitarist Jim Elkington, keyboardist-guitarist Liam Cunningham, and singer Sima Cunningham (Liam's sister).[2]

Spencer Tweedy had played drums with his father on a previous record, Mavis Staples' One True Vine, which Jeff Tweedy produced.[4]

References

  1. ^ "Jeff Tweedy and Son Start Band, Share Gritty 'I'll Sing It'". SPIN. SpinMedia. June 4, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Pelly, Jenn; Camp, Zoe (June 4, 2014). "Wilco's Jeff Tweedy Forms Band With Son, Announces New Album Sukierae, Shares "I'll Sing It"". Pitchfork. Pitchfork Media.
  3. ^ "Jeff And Spencer Tweedy On Making Songs Together". NPR. National Public Radio. September 25, 2014.
  4. ^ Jurgensen, John (June 20, 2013). "She'll Take You There". WSJ.com. Wall Street Journal.