Jeff Tweedy Announces Memoir
The Wilco leader promises open up about "his past, his songs, the music and the people that have inspired him"
Published Aug 13, 2018Wilco hero Jeff Tweedy has announced he will be looking back at his long career with a new book. Titled Let's Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir of Recording and Discording With Wilco, Etc., the tome will arrive on November 13 via Penguin in North America (November 22 via Faber & Faber in the U.K.).
Tweedy penned the entire book himself, and here's what we can expect:
The singer, guitarist, and songwriter, best known for this work with Wilco, opens up about his past, his songs, the music, and the people that have inspired him.
Few bands have inspired as much devotion as the Chicago rock band Wilco, and it's thanks, in large part, to the band's singer, songwriter, and guiding light: Jeff Tweedy. But while his songs and music have been endlessly discussed and analyzed, Jeff has rarely talked so directly about himself, his life, and his artistic process.
Until now. In his long-awaited memoir, Jeff will tell stories about his childhood in Belleville, Illinois; the St. Louis record store, rock clubs, and live-music circuit that sparked his songwriting and performing career; and the Chicago scene that brought it all together. He'll also talk in-depth about his collaborators in Uncle Tupelo, Wilco, and more; and write lovingly about his parents, wife Sue, and sons, Spencer and Sam.
Honest, funny, and disarming, Tweedy's memoir will bring readers inside both his life and his musical process, illuminating his singular genius and sharing his story, voice, and perspective for the first time.
That's the cover to the book above. It will arrive as a hardcover and contain 304 pages. You can learn more here.
As previously reported, Tweedy has a West Coast tour coming up, and you can see all the dates here.