Let's Go (So We Can Get Back)
Few bands have inspired as much devotion as Wilco, and it’s all thanks to the band’s singer, songwriter, and guiding light: the masterful, unforgettable Jeff Tweedy. But while Jeff’s songs, and Wilco’s music, have been endlessly discussed and analyzed, Jeff has rarely ever talked about himself, his life, or how he writes and creates music.
Until now, of course. In his untitled memoir, Jeff will finally tell the stories behind both his life and his songs and albums. He’ll share it all, from the songwriting to the recording to the producing, and talk about the unique perspective he’s gained from recording each album and working with other artists, from Woody Guthrie (posthumously) to Mavis Staples to the musicians who have formed Uncle Tupelo, Wilco and more.
Honest, funny, and disarming, Tweedy’s memoir will bring readers inside both his life and the artist’s musical process, illuminating his singular genius and sharing his story, voice, and perspective for the first time.
The legendary singer, guitarist, and songwriter, best known for this work with Wilco, opens up about his past, the music that inspired him, and the songs he’s written and albums he’s made.
Jeff Tweedy is “one of the most daring songwriters of his generation” and his band Wilco is “vital, adventurous … breaking new stylistic ground with each ambitious and creatively restless album.”
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, Tweedy 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. He lives in Chicago with his family.