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Dan Wilson for The Talkhouse

I wrote a review of John Seabrook’s book, The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory, for The Talkhouse that turned into something else.

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New Christmas Songs & Happy Holidays!

“The Best Gift”

(co-written with Simon Wilcox!)

“The Hottest Christmas Eve Ever”

Dear Friends and Fans,
I’ve been digging deep & looking for some extra holiday spirit this season. Christmastime has always been a comfort to me; more so when the world’s dark winter nights seem darker than usual. I’ve been getting deeper into songwriting, even deeper than I usually am. Maybe I’m looking to find more of that holiday comfort, both for myself and you. Among the fruits are these two new Christmas songs and the lyric videos that I illustrated and calligraphed for them. May they bring you joy! If they do, please share them – they’re not for sale anywhere, they’re just hanging out on Youtube.

Best wishes to you and your families this holiday season and thanks as always for being wonderful, generous, and supportive fans. I look forward to the new year and sharing more musical adventures with you all.

Peace,
DW  

 

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The Hottest Christmas Eve Ever

I’ve been feeling some extra holiday spirit this season… so much so, that I wrote two new Christmas songs. Here’s a video I illustrated for the first one – “The Hottest Christmas Eve Ever” Hope you enjoy it!

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D.A. Wallach and Dan Wilson song “Feel”

My friend D.A. Wallach has released his debut solo album, Time Machine! This is his first non-Chester French release and it’s beautiful. Honored to have been able to work with him and play a part in it. You can listen to the track we wrote together, “Feel,” in the video above and you can check out the entire record, here: smarturl.it/da_spotify

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Current view: recording my new album…

 

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Review of Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell

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Talkhouse Music asked me to review an upcoming album release that I was excited about, and I jumped at the chance to talk about Sufjan Steven‘s newest record, Carrie & Lowell. I have a long history of admiration of Sufjan’s music and this new material is a deeply moving collection of lyrically unrestrained songwriting and understated grooves. Read my entire review, here: http://bit.ly/1NzW4vG

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London Town

Making songs this week in London… In a McCartneyesque state of mind… Peace and Love, man!

The ground is not so dirty but the rain is silvery. Love you, Sir Paul, thank you for your shining star.

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East Coast Illuminated Set List

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February Shows – a few tickets left!

Friends and fans,

Just a quick note to let you know that tickets for my east coast “Words & Music by Dan Wilson” shows are going fast! In fact, we just released a few more tickets for my Boston show, which was previously sold out. So, if you haven’t had a chance to pick any up for yourself yet, there are still some available at the links below.

I’m also really excited to share that my friend and talented singer-songwriter Jenny Owen Youngs will be joining me for the New York and Philadelphia dates. If you’ve never heard her music before, I’d highly recommend giving her a listen. I should also mention that my usual co-conspirator and wonderful accompanist, Brad Gordon, will be on all three dates contributing his talents on piano, various wind instruments, and maybe even a bit of phone synthesizer, if we’re lucky!

February 26 – City Winery – New York, NY  – with Jenny Owen Youngs

February 27 Cafe 939 – Boston, MA

February 28 –  World Cafe Live – Philadelphia, PA – with Jenny Owen Youngs

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