Uncle Tupelo

By John Schacht

 

Fired in the harsh economic realities of a dying Midwestern industrial town, Uncle Tupelo never set out to remake American country rock and always scoffed at the notion that they had. Nevertheless, the trio wound up standard bearers for the mid-90s alt-country movement, largely because few before them (and no one since) combined punk’s ferocity with country music’s populist spirit quite as seamlessly and passionately.

 

Growing up 20 miles southeast of St. Louis in Belleville, IL, guitarist Jay Farrar, bassist Jeff Tweedy and... Read More

Genre:
Rock, Alternative/Indie, Country Rock, Americana
City Of Origin:
Belleville, ,Illinois United States
Formed Date:
1987
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