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  • Music provides refuge in Tweedy family's health crisis

    Music provides refuge in Tweedy family's health crisis
    After drumming — and drumming well — on Mavis Staples' "One True Vine" album last year that was produced by his father, Wilco founder Jeff Tweedy, Spencer Tweedy might've been justified in feeling confident about future family collaborations.
  • Music Is The Tweedy Family Business

    Drummer Spencer Tweedy was only 16 when he played on Mavis Staples' critically acclaimed "One True Vine," the 2013 album produced by Spencer's father (also Wilco frontman) Jeff Tweedy. "It was my first time working in the studio making a full-on record,"...

    Soul Legend Betty Harris Performs At 'Take Me To The River' Screening

    Soul Legend Betty Harris Performs At 'Take Me To The River' Screening
    There's an awful lot of history, music and culture in Memphis, Tennessee. Maybe too much. It's along the banks of the Mississippi River. The northern tip of the Delta. Elvis. Sun Records. The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Home of legendary jug...

    Top 5 Concerts of the Coming week

    Top 5 Concerts of the Coming week
    Here are the Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week: 1. TWEEDY Singer/guitarist Jeff Tweedy has had a pretty good track record, with his pioneering, influential alt-country pioneer group Uncle Tupelo in the late 1980s and early ’90s, then gold-...

    Documentary 'Take Me to the River' explores Memphis' musical genres

    Documentary 'Take Me to the River' explores Memphis' musical genres
    The loose, worshipful documentary "Take Me to the River" sets out to celebrate Memphis as a musical nexus of genres — blues, country, soul, rock — by sitting in on the recording of an album bringing together the region's legendary headliners...