Live at the Pantages, a 27-track document of singer-songwriter Dan Wilsonâ€™s concert at his hometown of Minneapolisâ€™ legendary Pantages Theater, is available digitally and via www.danwilsonmusic.com. Spanning the Grammy-winning artistâ€™s entire career, this recording contains both solo and full band sets, Wilsonâ€™s recent collaborations with other musicians, and some of the most beloved songs from his recent solo album Free Life. Free Life was produced by Rick Rubin, who says of Wilson, â€œDanâ€™s music touches my soul. He is/has the perfect combination of inspiration and songcraft. He is a timeless artist whose music will feel as good in 50 years as it does today.â€
Wilson, who is currently writing with Josh Groban for Grobanâ€™s upcoming album, is in high demand as a songwriter and producer. His song â€œOurs,â€ co-written and co-produced with The Bravery, is featured in the film Twilight: Eclipse, the third installment of the wildly successful Twilight series, as well as on the filmâ€™s soundtrack. Wilson has also written recently with Keith Urban and Jason Mraz. He has co-written songs with Weezer and Adele for their upcoming September releases and has writing and production credits on the newly released Griffin House album. He also co-wrote and co-produced â€œBOYâ€ with KT Tunstall for the end title of the upcoming U.K. film release, The Kid, and wrote and produced the track â€œYou Take My Troubles Away,â€ which was performed by Rachael Yamagata and appears on the Dear John soundtrack.
In the mid-nineties, Wilson rose to prominence as a founding member of the Minneapolis-based trio Semisonic. In 2006 Wilson co-wrote a number of songs on the Dixie Chickâ€™s album Taking the Long Way, which sold over 2 million copies in the U.S. and won the Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards. Wilson is currently recording a solo studio album set to release in 2011.