As with all of the best things that have happened in my time working with Speak Into My Good Eye over the years, I’ll Be Around – A Tribute To Wilco was born out of that nagging feeling to do something, ya know? When I first thought to post on the SIMGE Facebook page and gauge interest in another tribute compilation, I had no idea that Karen of The Project Matters would reach out with such a strong connection to the music of Wilco and concurrently did not anticipate their impact on a wide swath of our contributing artists.
It’s truly one of the proudest moments I’ve had in running this site to present to you I’ll Be Around consisting of 20 beautiful covers that run the gamut of Wilco’s styles and the breadth of their catalogue. I cannot thank everyone involved enough for their time and energy in contributing to this project, and the quality present on each of these submissions will speak for themselves better than I ever could.
With that, I encourage you to dig in below and to donate to The Project Matters directly here. We’ll be celebrating tomorrow at the Wonder Bar as Colton Kayser and Tyler Sarfert, both on the compilation, open up for Cymbals Eat Guitars. I hope that this compilation brightens your day whenever you may be listening to it and that you’ll consider supporting The Project Matters who may very well put that first instrument into the hands of a kid who will appear on a future project of ours!