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Dan Wilson

“Words & Music by Dan Wilson” is an evening of songs and stories which pulls back the curtain on the art of songwriting and the creative process. Between stripped down renditions of some modern-day classics he has written on his own and with collaborators including Adele, Dixie Chicks, and Carole King, Grammy winning songwriter/producer Dan Wilson shares his insights into writing and tells the stories behind the songs, including some of his most successful collaborations. In August 2017, Wilson released his fourth solo album Re-Covered, a collection of his reinterpretations of songs that he wrote for and with other artists, for which he also wrote and illustrated a deluxe book/CD, including session stories and songwriting tidbits.   Dan Wilson is a Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, musician, producer, and visual artist. He is known as the leader of the band Semisonic, for which he wrote the Grammy-nominated "Closing Time" and the international hit "Secret Smile." Wilson has released several solo recordings, including the 2014 release Love Without Fear. He was also a member of the Minneapolis psychedelic rock band Trip Shakespeare.   Wilson is also an acclaimed and highly successful co-writer and producer, who has collaborated with a diverse array of artists including: Adele, Keith Urban, Taylor Swift, Dierks Bentley, Pink, Dixie Chicks, John Legend, Chris Stapleton, Weezer and Preservation Hall Jazz Band. His collaborations have earned him two Grammy Awards. His first was the 2007 Song of the Year Grammy for "Not Ready to Make Nice," one of the six songs he co-wrote with the Dixie Chicks for their Album of the Year winning Taking the Long Way. Wilson also shared in the 2012 Grammy for Album of the Year for his work as a producer of the hit "Someone Like You," one of the three songs he co-wrote with Adele for her album 21.  

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