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BEING THERERob Hughes recaps on Jeff Tweedy's and Jay Farrar's seminal trio Uncle Tupelo (Uncut, 2004), while Peter Stone Brown looks back on the band's role in the rise of Americana (Gadfly, 2002). Plus Keith Cameron ventures to Columbia, Missouri, to meet Tweedy's post-Tupelo band Wilco (Vox, 1997)…

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