They are a quintessentially American band based in Chicago, IL, led by singer/songwriter/guitarist Jeff Tweedy. They rose from the ashes of alt-country legends Uncle Tupelo in 1994 when Tweedy and fellow Uncle Tupelo songwriter Jay Farrar decided to go separate ways. Over the course of a colorful career now in its third decade, Wilco have released nine studio albums, as well as a multitude of collaborative records, live albums, concert recordings, odds and ends compilations, etc. They've been called America's answer to Radiohead, America's last great rock 'n roll band, and a bunch of other bullshit that sells them and their music short. Their catalog could perhaps be described as a journey from loose, playful and rootsy music through heady, experimental and ambitious music and then back again...but you really just have to give them a listen yourself. Ladies and gentlemen, Wilco!