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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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My Illustrated Lyric Videos

Some of the work that I’m the most happy about from the last year are the three illustrated lyric videos that I made for songs from my latest solo album, Love Without Fear. I know a lot of you have seen the videos for “Disappearing” and “A Song Can Be About Anything” already, and now I’ve released a new one for my song “Love Without Fear.” I love seeing them side by side. Creating these pieces was a completely new kind of challenge for me, surprisingly complex and difficult but very fun.

Any ideas for what the next illustrated lyric video could be? Comments? Suggestions? 

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“Love Without Fear” Lyric Video

 

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Whiteboard Interview & Talk Music Podcast!

Interview with The Whiteboard Project

Here’s an interview I did entirely with drawings on a whiteboard. Such a clever series they’re doing! Click here to see the full interview

DW on the Talk Music Podcast

I recently had the chance to chat with Scott Cowie for his Talk Music podcast about my song-a-day project, my time working with Rick Rubin, and some songwriters I admire – listen to the full podcast here

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Edinburgh

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So beautiful! So drunk! How did this happen? Oh yeah, I’m in Edinburgh!

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WWTPD?

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“Here’s what I always ask myself when I get stuck while writing a song: what would Tom Petty do? It almost always works” – DW ’14

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Get in the pool

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“Stop planning, and get in the pool.” – DW ’14

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