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Dan Wilson is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, and Grammy-winning songwriter. Over more than two decades, he has built a reputation as a writer of songs of uncompromising beauty and timeless artistry: a "songwriter's songwriter" whose music has nonetheless many times graced the top of the popular charts.
Happy to be featured on The Secrets of Songwriting with Sodajerker via BBC World Service! The interview I did with them was super-fun for me, and I think people have found it interesting and maybe even somewhat informative 🙂
I’m honored to be playing with Big Star in April! I’m joining heroes, icons, and friends of mine including Jody Stephens, Mike Mills, Jeff Tweedy, Benmont Tench, Chris Stamey, Mitch Easter, the Kronos Quartet and many others over the course of two shows. I’ll be performing with the band at The Fillmore in San Francisco on April 24th, as well as Alex Theatre in Glendale on April 27th.
Many of you know that Big Star has had a huge influence on my music ever since my brother Matt and his roommate Sam Magavern played “September Gurls” for me in college. We spent so much time trying to figure out how to sound like them, and in the process we ended up with a sound of our own.
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.
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!
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
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