Founded in 1994, Wilco is a genre-blurring indie outfit that long ago transcended their alt-country roots.
∙ Wilco formed from the ashes of the influential alt-country band Uncle Tupelo and released their debut album, A.M., in 1995.
∙ Billy Bragg enlisted Wilco to collaborate with him on what would become 1998’s Mermaid Avenue, an album based upon previously unheard lyrics from the folk icon Woody Guthrie.
∙ Released following a public falling out with their label, 2001’s Yankee Hotel Foxtrot was their breakthrough LP—Rolling Stone later named it one of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
∙ Their 2004 LP A Ghost Is Born, which won a Grammy for Best Alternative Album, reached No. 8 on the Billboard 200 and kicked off a string of four straight Top 10 LPs.
∙ “You and I,” off 2009’s Wilco (The Album), featured Canadian indie-folk artist Feist, and the band performed the song live with her on Late Show with David Letterman.
∙ In 2010, Wilco launched the Solid Sound Festival, a multiday music and comedy event in Massachusetts that they continued to curate and organize on a biannual basis.