Jeff Tweedy, founding member of Wilco, has just announced the release of a new album September 16. Sukierae (pronounced sue-key-ray) will be a collaboration between Jeff and his 18-year-old son Spencer on drums. The duo call themselves simply Tweedy.
“When I set out to make this record, I imagined it being a solo thing, but not in the sense of one guy strumming an acoustic guitar and singing,” Tweedy said. “Solo to me meant that I would do everything – write the songs, play all the instruments and sing. But Spencer’s been with me from the very beginning demo sessions, playing drums and helping the songs take shape. In that sense, the record is kind of like a solo album performed by a duo.”
Listen to “I’ll Sing It,” the first single from Sukierae below.
Tweedy will be touring North America this summer and will make an appearance on PBS’ Austin City Limits June 20.
Jeff Tweedy Tour Dates:
June 5 – Masonic Temple, Detroit, MI
June 6 – Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA
June 7 – Mountain Jam, Hunter Mtn, NY
June 9 – Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, MD
June 10 – Lincoln Theatre, Washington, D.C.
June 11 – The Brown Theatre on Broadway, Louisville, KY
June 16 – The Pabst Theater, Milwaukee, WI
June 17 – Missouri Theatre, Columbia, MO
June 18 – Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa, OK
June 21 – Texas Union Ballroom, Austin, TX
June 22 – Majestic Theatre, Dallas, TX
June 24 – Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
July 4 – Ottawa Bluesfest, Ottawa, ON
July 6 – Toronto Urban Roots Fest, Toronto, ON
July 12 – Taste of Chicago, Chicago, IL
July 25 – The Music Hall, Portsmouth, NH
July 26 – L.L. Bean Summer Concert Series, Freeport, ME
July 27 – Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI
Sept 20 – Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, Bristol, TN