Tweedy's new album is titled Sukierae. Piper Ferguson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Tiny Desk Concert with Tweedy on September 8, 2014. Nick Michael/NPR hide caption

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Uncle Tupelo at the Sapphire Supper Club in Orlando, Fla. Jeff Tweedy (second from left) went on to form Wilco, while Jay Farrar (second from right) created Son Volt.

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World Cafe Looks Back: Uncle Tupelo's Family Tree


The extraordinary and influential alt-country group was a standard-bearer for the genre, and later spawned Wilco and Son Volt after it broke up in the mid-'90s.

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