Jeffrey Tweedy is a songwriter, musician, and record producer best known as the singer and guitarist of the band Wilco, He started his music career in high school in his band The Plebes with Jay Farrar, which subsequently transitioned into the alternative country band, Uncle Tupelo.
In this episode, the tremendous Jeff Tweedy of Wilco provides a masterclass on creativity and songwriting as he discusses his outstanding new book How To Write One Song, and his excellent recent solo album Love Is The King. If you enjoy hearing the world's best break down practical and useful strategies that you can apply to your own work, look no further.
Grammy-winning musician Jeff Tweedy joins Rhett to talk about his new book and what the process of writing music has been like during the pandemic. The two discuss songwriting as a reaction to stress, how he discerns between imposter syndrome and anxiety, and why the power of observation is a useful writing trick. Jeff explains his above-average music consumption habit and the sense of awe he experiences when discovering a new album.
This week we present an around-the-country of WWDTM, along with special guests Tony Hawk and Jeff Tweedy.
Jeff and Spencer are father-and-son bandmates in Tweedy, and musical collaborators across other projects, too. Jeff is the lead singer and songwriter of the band Wilco, so music would have always been a part of their family’s life, but making music together has been the way the two of them have connected since Spencer was a very young kid. You can find their music at, and find them on Twitter at @jefftweedy and @spencertweedy.
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Aug 25th, 1967
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7 hours, 11 minutes
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