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Of course Jeff Tweedy—so-called “alternative country” pioneer in Uncle Tupelo, and the leader of one of the nation’s most enduring and experimental rock bands in Wilco—is a fan of Terry Allen, the Lubbock-born not-exactly-country songwriter and one of America’s most enduring and experimental multimedia artists. But it was still a surprise on New Year’s Eve 2020, when Tweedy and his youngest son Sammy covered “Death of the Last Stripper,” a song from Allen’s album Just Like Moby Dick, on their pandemic-born Instagram Live show. A few months later, when the Tweedys took a road trip on the Wilco tour bus that eventually brought them into Amarillo, that inevitably led to a rendition of Allen’s “Amarillo Highway.”Way back in 1994, Tweedy worked with longtime Allen collaborator…
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