Monday, May 19, 2014

Jeff Tweedy to Play the Ryman June 24

Posted By on Mon, May 19, 2014 at 12:03 PM

Last time Chicagoan folk-rock luminary Jeff Tweedy set foot on the Ryman's stage, it was of course with his outfit Wilco in October 2011 (watch the pretty rad stop-motion video that was put together at that show). Well, news comes along today that Tweedy will return to the Mother Church on June 24, but this time he'll be there sans Wilco.

According to a release, Tweedy will be performing under his own name, and his backing band will feature "Tweedy’s 18-year old son Spencer Tweedy (The Blisters, Mavis Staples) on drums, Jim Elkington (The Horse’s Ha, Eleventh Dream Day) on additional guitars, Darin Gray (On Fillmore, Brise-Glace) on bass and Liam Cunningham (Marrow) on keyboards." The release also notes that the shows on this 16-date tour will be "loosely staged" in two parts: Tweedy & Co. playing tunes from the singer's forthcoming debut solo album, and Tweedy playing Wilco and Uncle Tupelo songs solo acoustic. Opening Tweedy's performance at the Ryman will be New Mexican husband-and-wife duo The Handsome Family — if that name sounds familiar, it's because you know their tune "Far From Any Road" as the theme song from HBO's True Detective.

Tickets for Tweedy's show at the Ryman go on sale this Friday, May 23, at 10 a.m. via this link.


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