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Dan Wilson: From Semisonic to Solo
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02/02/2008
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Dan Wilson is best known as the primary singer and songwriter for the rock band Semisonic

 


Dan Wilson is best known as the primary singer and songwriter for the Grammy-winning rock band Semisonic ("Closing Time"). Perhaps realizing his natural songwriting talent, Wilson began to lend his songs to other artists, most notably the Dixie Chicks; his collaboration on the band's 2006 album, Taking the Long Way, won a Grammy for Song of the Year, for the hit "Not Ready to Make Nice."

Wilson released his debut solo album, Free Life, late last year. It's a careful mix of Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, and The Beatles that combines graceful melodies with a pure pop sound.

 8pm
World Cafe /w David Dye

Patty Larkin - Hallelujah - Watch The Sky
Ayo - Down On My Knees - Joyful
Michael Hedges - A Love Bizarre - Live On The Double Planet
Newton Faulkner - I Need Something - Hand Built By Robots
Dan Wilson - Cry - Recorded Live For The World Cafe
Dan Wilson - Easy Silence - Recorded Live For The World Cafe
Dan Wilson - Breathless - Recorded Live For The World Cafe
Dan Wilson - Free Life - Recorded Live For The World Cafe
Uncle Tupelo - New Madrid - Anodyne
World Café - Tuesday 01-29-2008 Hour 1, Part 3
Gary Louris - Omaha Nights - Vagabonds
World Café - Tuesday 01-29-2008 Hour 1, Part 2
World Café - Tuesday 01-29-2008 Hour 1, Part 1
Semisonic - Secret Smile - Cd Single Edit

 9PM
Flying Burrito Brothers - Hot Burrito #2
Gillian Welch - April The 14th, Pt. 1 - Time (the Revelator)
Drive-by Truckers - The Opening Act - Brighter Than Creation’s Dark
Roxy Music - More Than This - Avalon
Tyler Ramsey - A Long Dream - A Long Dream About Swimming Across The Sea
Kathleen Edwards - Asking For Flowers - Asking For Flowers
Townes Van Zandt - Dead Flowers - Big Lebowski Soundtrack
Dire Straits - Wild West End - Dire Straits
Ray Davies - Working Man’s Cafe - Working Man’s Cafe
Eilen Jewell - High Shelf Booze - Letters From Sinners & Strangers
World Café - Tuesday 01-29-2008 Hour 2, Part 2
Nick Lowe - All Men Are Liars - Party Of One

 

 


 
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