After a Rare Book-Tour Stop in Cincinnati Last Year, Jeff Tweedy Returns This Week for Music Hall Concert

The Wilco frontperson is touring in support of his 2018 solo album, 'Warm'

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Jeff Tweedy
Jeff Tweedy, one of America's best singer/songwriters of the past 25 years, has visited Cincinnati numerous times with his popular Rock band Wilco, playing smaller venues like Ripley’s (as well as shows at the Cincinnati Zoo — with The Jayhawks — and Bogart's) in the ’90s up through local shows in the current millennium at Tall Stacks, Aronoff Center and Taft Theatre.

But of late Tweedy has been coming to town solo. Last year, Cincinnati was one of only a handful of stops on the book tour for his excellent memoir, Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, Etc. CityBeat's Jason Gargano spoke to Tweedy before his visit to Walnut Hills High School; read the interview here.

“I was just trying to create a picture of who I am and fill in some of the stories that have been told a lot," Tweedy said about his approach to writing Let's Go. "I didn’t really spend much time on the things that I thought had been covered a whole lot. I tried to answer questions that don’t ever get asked. The book is pretty much the things that mean the most to me: I spend a lot of time with my family and a lot of time making records.”

Not long after his local interview/reading/performance in support of the book came Tweedy’s solo album, Warm. In the hilarious and poignant Let’s Go, Tweedy says revisiting his past for the writing project allowed him to get in touch with a lot of old memories and feelings — good and bad — and that the process enabled him to write some of his most personal and biographical songs yet for Warm.

Last weekend for Record Store Day, Tweedy released Warmer, a 10-track collection of songs recorded during the Warm sessions. Below watch a video featuring Warmer track "Family Ghost."

On the tour for the album — which comes to Cincinnati's Music Hall Ballroom this Wednesday, April 17 — Tweedy has been playing much of the new material, Wilco favorites like “Via Chicago” and “I Am Trying to Break Your Heart,” songs from his side projects Golden Smog and Loose Fur and even some of his tunes from Uncle Tupelo, the Roots Rock band that first brought Tweedy’s soulfully tuneful songwriting to the masses.

7:30 p.m. Wednesday. $45-$85. Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Click here for tickets.

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