This is what the UK's Uncut Magazine had to say about Wilco in 2007.
'Sometime in the late 1980s, Jeff Tweedy and some friends from Belleville, Illinois, formed a band called Uncle Tupelo. They were pretty good, as it happens, but the impact they had was phenomenal. By fusing American roots music with the scrappy vigour of punk and grunge, Uncle Tupelo accidentally kicked off the entire alternative country scene. Quite an achievement.
But that wasn’t good enough for Jeff Tweedy. In 1994, Uncle Tupelo split up, and Tweedy began a quest to stretch the parameters of what we could loosely call Americana - though he’d probably baulk at the term himself. Tweedy put together Wilco and, over the course of six studio albums, various elaborate and rewarding projects and multiple gifted line-ups, the band have become one of the most inventive and popular bands in America'.
Praise indeed, and having listened to their music over the years, I tend to agree that Wilco are one high quality band.
You can listen to a more recent Wilco concert in full HERE from February 27th 2008, recorded by NPR, in the USA.
The recording I have to share is a remastered soundboard recording, and captures the band in really good form and mood.
This featured concert recording is from the Bumbershoot, Seattle Arts Festival, Seattle, WA, USA on the 2nd September 2002.
Set List is:
1. Spiders (Kidsmoke)
2. I'm Trying To Break Your Heart
3. War On War
5. Sunken Treasure
6. A Shot In The Arm
7. How To Fight Loneliness
8. Heavy Metal Drummer
9. I'm The Man Who Loves You
10. Jesus, Etc.
11. I'm Always In Love
12. Red Eyed And Blue
13. I Got You
14. Less Than You Think
15. California Stars
17. Far Far Away
18. Hesitating Beauty
19. I'm A Wheel
20. Outtaside (Outtamind)
Sound quality is excellent stereo soundboard sourced.
THE DOWNLOAD LINKS ARE IN COMMENTS BELOW.
Some links of interest, first of all Wilco official site HERE, (with links to itunes or other purchase options), NPR music site (check this out if you have not yet done so) HERE, and some Wilco CD's also available in the Beehive Candy Store HERE.