Golden Smog @ Target Center, Minneapolis [2/2/08]
While the mainstream media seem to have missed it, presidential candidate Barack Obama received the all-important alt-country endorsement today at a ceremony in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Alt-country legends Golden Smog made the endorsement official with a performance at an Obama rally at the Target Center. Sometime-member Jeff Tweedy was even in attendance, which should be no surprise given that his other band, Wilco, have already played at least one Obama event in the Chicago area.
Stew correspondent Joel Bergstrom was on hand for the event and even managed to take some slightly over-exposed snapshots of the big event. Our thanks to Joel for letting us post a few pics here. If you're in the Mpls area, please return the favor and vote for Joel the next chance you get.
On a related topic, rumors of an impending freak-folk endorsement of Obama are still unconfirmed.
By the way, that's Gary Louris of the Jayhawks, who has a new solo album coming out on February 19th via Rykodisc. Go listen to 2 tracks from the album at Gary's MySpace page.