Jeff Tweedy

I am a lucky guy, I love my family and my work, and I got to see two of the best songwriters in the business do solo shows this week.  On wednesday night, Josh and I went to see Bruce Springsteen with friends and last night The Gotham Gal and I went down to Tribeca to see the second night of two nights of Jeff Tweedy at the Tribeca Arts Center.

Img_1341I love Jeff Tweedy. 

He sings beautifully with deep emotion and honesty.

Last night he was in fine form working the crowd and enjoying himself.

He was joined by the amazing drummer Glenn Kotche, who played a solo set beforehand.

And Jim O’Rourke, the studio experimentalist who was the force behind the wild sounds on Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, joined for one song, turning the band into Loose Fur.  The song they did is new and I think its called Whistling Jesus.  It was great.

Here’s the setlist (a better one is here)

Spider
Muzzle of Bees
I Am Trying To Break Your Heart
???
In Your Dreams?
Mountain Bed
Lost Love
Please Tell My Brother (i love this song)
Bob Dylan’s Beard
Sugar Baby??
??
??
Summerteeth

Encore:
Sunken Treasure (loved this one)
Not For The Season (with Kotche)
Whistling Jesus (with Loose Fur)
War on War (with Kotche)
Heavy Metal Drummer (with Kotche)

Second Encore:
Lonely 1

My favorite moments were Please Tell My Brother (a song that I have always loved), Sunken Treasure (the harmonica gets me every time), and the finish with Lonely 1 (a standard Jeff Tweedy finale).

Here is a video of the harmonica part of Sunken Treasure.

And here is a video of the ending of Sunken Treausre – "I was maimed by rock and roll":

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