Aside from his work as the frontman of Wilco, Jeff Tweedy has produced albums for the likes of Low, Mavis Staples, Kids These Days, and more. Now, whether you’re an up and coming band, a truly dedicated fan, or even a rapper who sells CDs on the street, Tweedy’s behind-the-boards know-how can be yours. For some cold, hard cash money, of course.
Tweedy is donating eight hours of recording time at Wilco’s famed homebase/studio The Loft. The prize is part of charity auction to benefit Chicago’s Northside College Prep, where Tweedy’s children are enrolled. As the official description indicates, Tweedy will be at the lucky winner’s complete disposal every step of the way.
“Your session will be tracked by a staff engineer and overseen by Jeff Tweedy who will also help you produce and arrange your song….and maybe even play on it if you need him to! You will leave with a CD of a finished mix. Date to be determined according to schedules.”
The bid is currently set at $3,250, with the auction ending March 12th. Head here to make your own bid (minimum of $3,500). If you haven’t got that kinda dough lying around, enjoy the in-studio picture below and watch Tweedy discuss the idea of the tortured artist. It’s almost like the real thing!