Sunday, July 10, 2011
Are you an avid listener of American alternative rock? If so, you might be interested in Wilco, a Chicago based band composed of rock and country roots.
Wilco was formed in 1994 by Jeffy Tweedy and three of his former bandmates after the break-up of Uncle Tupelo. Since then, the lineup of the band has changed over the course of the years and has included a variety of bandmembers, which include: Jeff Tweedy-guitarist and vocalist from Bellville, IL, John Stirratt-bass player from Mandeville, LA, Glenn Kotche-drummer from Roselle, IL, Nels Clines-guitarist from Los Angeles, CA, Pat Sansone-multi-instrumentalist from Meridian, MS, Leroy Back-multi-instrumentalist from Chicago, IL, Mikeal Jorgensen- keyboard player from Brunswick, NJ, Ken Coomer-drummer from Nashville, TN, Max Johnston-multi-instrumentalists from Austin, TX, Brian Henreman-guitarist from Festus, MO, Bob Egan-multi-instrumentalist from Chicago, IL, and Jay Bennet-multi instrumentalists from Rowling Meadows, IL.
This information was obtained by Googling the name "Wilco" where I stumbled upon the band's main page http://wilcoworld.net/, which had little to no information. Upon visiting the band's page, I decided to return to the Google search page and click on Wikipedia where I found a substantial amount of the band's background information. After doing so, I then searched for the bandmember's names by inputting "Wilco's bandmembers" on the Google's search tab. Subsequently, I then clicked on this website http://folkmusic.about.com/od/artistssz/p/Wilco.htm which provided me with the names of all of Wilco's band players. After obtaining their names I decided to individually Google search them by using their first and last name in addition to the word biography. By doing so, I obtained a series of sites that provided me with the bandmember's background information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Tweedy;http://www.starpulse.com/Music/John_Stirratt-P128834/Biography/;http://www.drummerworld.com/drummers/Glenn_Kotche.html;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nels_Cline;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat_Sansone;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leroy_Bach;http://folkmusic.about.com/od/artistssz/p/Wilco.htm;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Coomer;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Johnston;http://www.factorybelt.net/brian.htm; http://www.answers.com/topic/bob-egan;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jay_Bennett.
And thus, this is how I obtained the information listed above.