Best Family Affair: Jeff Tweedy
"This is an ideal setting for us," Jeff Tweedy said during his set with son Spencer on an overcast Sunday. "A beautiful summer day full of clouds and rain, playing sad songs written in the dead of winter." Early on, the younger Tweedy's drumming provided an unexpected highlight, and later, pops answered with spare, acoustic versions of Wilco's "New Madrid" and "I Am Trying to Break Your Heart." On "Jesus Etc." Lucius' Jess Wolfe and Holly Laissig provided backing vocals, and Mavis Staples joined on "Wrote a Song For Everyone." "I'd like to welcome the woman I love more than anyone in the world," he said in his introduction, quickly clarifying, "Except my wife. And my kids, but they're not women." The entire band returned to wrap up with set with a gorgeous "California Stars" featuring not only Lucius and Staples but also, making its first appearance for of the day, the sun. C.D.