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

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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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New Multitudes On World Cafe

Formed in honor of Woody Guthrie, the folk supergroup (Jay Farrar, Will Johnson, Anders Parker and Jim James) performs songs arranged from Guthrie's unpublished lyrics and musings.

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