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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Milton at Bourbon and Branch, Dan Wilson at World Cafe Live, Bondage and Discipline at Boot and Saddle and more

Milton | Photo by John Vettese
Milton | Photo by John Vettese

It’s a night showcasing the new sound of Philly soul tomorrow at Bourbon and Branch with a performance by Milton, who just a year ago released an impressive, eclectic record called Simple Pleasures. Jacqueline Conatance opens the show, and we’re hoping she does her knockout Sylvan Esso cover. Tickets and more information can be found here. Continue reading →

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Sleepy Hollow’s Shows to See: Justin Townes Earle, Kat Edmonson and more

Justin Townes Earle | Photo courtesy of the artist
Justin Townes Earle | Photo courtesy of the artist

There is nothing better to keep your spirits up during this relentless onslaught of cold air than to take some time to go see live music. For those of you looking to extend your Sleepy Hollow experience beyond the confines of Saturday and Sunday mornings, here is a rundown of some upcoming concerts we think you ought to check out. Continue reading →

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Download Dan Wilson’s World Cafe performance of “Easy Silence”

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Singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Dan Wilson recently released his new solo album, Love Without Fear. The former lead singer and songwriter of Semisonic, and before that Trip Shakespeare, has been one of pop music’s most prolific songwriters since Semisonic disbanded.

He contributed three songs to 21 by Adele, which won the 2012 Grammy Award for Album of the Year. He co-wrote, produced and performed the piano on the “Someone Like You” which held the No. 1 position for 5 weeks in the States. With Dierks Bentley he co-wrote “Home,” and it reached No. 1 on the Billboard Country Singles Chart. Dan co-wrote six songs with the Dixie Chicks for their 2006 album Taking the Long Way, which won Album of the Year at the 2007 Grammy Awards. Wilson himself received the 2007 Grammy Award for Song of the Year for “Not Ready to Make Nice,” one of the songs he co-wrote with the Dixie Chicks. He’s collaborated with Josh Groban, Nas, Weezer, Missy Higgins, Pink, Taylor Swift, Ben Folds, Jeremy Messersmith, Rachael Yamagata, John Legend and many others. The complete list of writing and producing credits is here.

Dan was recently on World Cafe with David Dye during which he discussed some of his songwriting co-writes and performed material from his new solo album. Go here to listen to the full session and interview. Below, listen to his version of “Easy Silence” that he co-wrote with the Dixie Chicks.

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