Grammy Nominee, Wilco, Visits Austin’s ACL Live

Written by on December 15, 2011 in December 15, 2011, Live Reviews - Comments Off on Grammy Nominee, Wilco, Visits Austin’s ACL Live

WilcoOn the night they were named to this year’s class of Grammy nominated artists, Wilco was rocking the stage in Austin, Texas for a taping of the long running PBS hit series Austin City Limits. Their nomination for Best Rock Album for their latest effort, THE WHOLE LOVE, was no surprise to the enthusiastic audience in attendance for this show.

The next night, Dec.1, Wilco returned to the ACL Live stage for a full-fledged two hour plus concert experience. They were in town to promote their latest album, THE WHOLE LOVE, as part of the second leg of their world tour. Since their website takes requests for each individual show, the sold-out performance featured a set list catered specifically to the Austin audience. Wilco’s diehard fans are appreciative of this effort and many return time and again to experience the shows. This night’s selections included “Reservations,” “I Got You,” “Pot Kettle Black,” “I’m the Man Who Loves You,” “I Might,” and “Art of Almost.”

WilcoWilcoWilcoWilcoWilco’s members include front man/ singer Jeff Tweedy, bassist John Stirratt, guitarist Nels Cline, drummer Glenn Kotche, and multi-instrumentalists Pat Sansone and Mikael Jorgensen.

Opening for Wilco on this tour stop was Nick Lowe. Lowe also joined Wilco on stage for several selections for both of their Austin performances.

Review by Margy Moore
Photographs by Scott Moore / Limelight Imaging
Austin, TX