Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy joined his family for an eclectic quarantine covers set, tackling Neil Young, My Bloody Valentine, Arthur Russell and Link Wray during the most recent installment of The Tweedy Show livestream.
As Brooklyn Vegan notes, Tweedy sings lead and strums acoustic guitar on a low-key version of Young’s “Try,” a track from the songwriter’s recently unearthed LP Homegrown (around the 15:30 mark). Tweedy’s son Sam sings lead on the latter three tunes: Russell’s “Close My Eyes” (30:00), Wray’s “La De Da” (34:00) and My Bloody Valentine’s “When You Sleep” (44:55). Tweedy’s son and regular collaborator Spencer plays drums, and his wife, Susie, films the hour-long event.
In mid-June, Tweedy called for the creation of a program allowing songwriters and musicians to donate royalties to organizations fighting for racial justice. The Wilco leader said he would commit five percent of his writer revenue to organizations like Movement for Black Lives and Black Women’s Blueprint.