Saturday, January 2, 2010
Riley and I had a chance to catch a rare Jeff Tweedy solo show while on our recent holiday travels to Phoenix. The Wilco frontman played an intimate set for a full house at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Phoenix.
It was impressive to see Tweedy do his best to fill in all the parts (as best he could) of his Wilco bandmates; we got a few whistled or hummed guitar solos. Tweedy seemed to be in good spirits with his wife and sister in the crowd and the intimate setting allowed for some good stage banter. At one point he forgot a verse of lyrics only to ask for help from the crowd and be put back on track.
It was a nice treat to see and hear some of Wilco mainstays and other tunes in a one man format. Such was the intimacy of the night that towards the end of the show Tweedy stepped away from the microphones and played a couple tunes sans PA.
Check a couple videos from our night in PHX below as well as the evening's full setlist.
So the videos are kinda dicey since they're from kinda far back, but the sound is pretty good.
Here's a little montage of Spiders (Kidsmoke), Heavy Metal Drummer, and Jesus Etc.
I had to include this clip of Hummingbird since it came literally seconds after Riley told me he doubted this song would be played. No mic swing, but still good stuff.
More videos over at Electric Mustache.
Jeff Tweedy @ Orpheum Theater Phoenix, AZ 12/27/09
Remember the Mountain Bed
Please Tell My Brother
The Ruling Class
I Am Trying To Break Your Heart
Bob Dylan’s 49th Beard
You and I
Muzzle of Bees
How To Fight Loneliness
In a Future Age
So Much Wine (Handsome Family cover)
Shot in the Arm
Heavy Metal Drummer
I’m the Man Who Loves You
Someone Else’s Song
Setlist compliments of Muzzle of Bees...a good review over there from the show too.
Good times for the whole family...
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