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Jeff Tweedy

Birth Name:
Jeffrey Scott Tweedy
Birth Place:
Belleville, Illinois, United States
Profession
Rock singer, songwriter

Fast Facts

  • Played together in the Plebes and the Primitives with high school friend Jay Farrar, before dubbing themselves Uncle Tupelo in the mid-1980s
  • Wife, Sue Miller, previously ran the Chicago rock club Lounge Ax, where Uncle Tupelo often performed
  • Formed Wilco with former Uncle Tupelo members John Stirratt, Ken Coomer and Max Johnston after that group disbanded in 1994
  • Made his studio debut with Wilco on the country-rock album A
  • M
  • (1995); commercial breakthrough came in 2002, with the acclaimed Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
  • Published a book of poems titled Adult Head in 2004
  • Side projects include Golden Smog, featuring members of the Jayhawks and Soul Asylum, and Loose Fur, with producer Jim O'Rourke and Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche
  • Son Spencer plays drums in a rock band called the Blisters

Awards

    Relationships

    • Steve Tweedy--Brother
    • Robert Tweedy--Father
    • Jo Tweedy--Mother
    • Sam Miller Tweedy--Son
    • Spencer Miller Tweedy--Son
    • Sue Miller--Wife