They have a new album—Wilco (The Album)—coming in late June, but you won’t have to wait until then to get yourself some new Wilco. A new cover of Woody Guthrie’s “The Jolly Banker” is available now on their website with suggested donation of $2 to the Woody Guthrie Foundation and Archives. (GLONO donated $10, so a couple of you can slide by without guilt if you can’t scrounge the dough.)
Jeff Tweedy talks about how Woody’s Depression-era song is once again timely on American Public Media’s Marketplace.
Wilco: iTunes, Amazon, Insound, wiki, web.
Words and Music by Woody Guthrie
Jeff Tweedy – Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
John Stirratt – Bass
Patrick Sansone – Harpsichord
Mikael Jorgensen – Hammond Organ
Nels Cline – Lap Steel
Glenn Kotche – Drums/Percussion
Leslie Feist – Additional Percussion (Garden Weasel)
Recorded at the Loft, Chicago in February 2009 by Jim Scott. Assisted by Jordan Stone and Jason Tobias.
Mixed at Plyrz Studios, Santa Clarita, CA by Jim Scott.
2 thoughts on “New Wilco – The Happy Banker”
The stipple art of Tweedy is cool. Though it reminds me of the Wall Street Journal, which is not so cool.
It’s from a WSJ article featuring Tweedy from 2005:
Tale of the Tape:
The End of the Reel
As Quantegy Shuts Plant,
Purists Snap Up Supply;
NASA Feels the Crunch