Over atWaPo‘s Click Track yesterday, pop critic Chris Richards asked his readers to explain to him the allure of Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy, who played a solo show at the Lincoln Theatre last night with The Autumn Defense. I’m betting that had he attended last night’s show, the experience of Tweedy’s emotive voice singing songs stripped of all extras would have erased his confusion.

The Autumn Defense is the side-project of Wilco’s bassist John Stirratt and guitarist Pat Sansone. Theirs is a more decidedly more ’70s California vibe (Gram Parsons). While Wilco has moved away from the steel-pedally sound that ran through early records like AM and Being There, Stirratt and Sansone are still doing it pretty well.

You can see the additional photos from both sets here.