The Acoustic Artistry of Wilco's Jeff Tweedy

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Taking their name from the military/aviation radio communication abbreviation for “will comply” (a bit of rock and roll irony), Wilco, fronted by singing guitarist and songwriter Jeff Tweedy, has steadily risen from the Chicago underground since their 1994 formation, netting two Grammys (both for 2004’s A Ghost Is Born) and consistent critical acclaim, all with a largely unclassifiable body of work that could be described as “rootsy space rock with acoustic underpinnings.”

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Dale Turner

A singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/film composer, Musician's Institute instructor, and author of 50+ transcription/instructional books, Dale Turner is also Guitar World's "Hole Notes"/"Acoustic Nation" columnist, and the former West Coast Editor of Guitar One magazine. Some of Dale’s old, weird, rare, and/or exotic instruments are featured in his score for WEEDS, the first animated short completed within the Filmmakers Co-op at Disney Feature Animation. His most recent CD, Mannerisms Magnified, was praised by Guitar Player magazine for its "Smart pop tunes that are crammed with interesting guitar parts and tones ... Like what the Beach Boys might do if they were on an acid trip that was on the verge of getting out of control. Yeah!"