Noise Pop Presents
Words & Music by Dan Wilson
Jenny Owen Youngs
2174 Market Street
San Francisco, CA, 94114
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
“Words & Music by Dan Wilson” is an evening of songs and stories which pulls back the curtain on the art of songwriting. 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 singer-songwriter and producer Dan Wilson shares his insights into writing and tells the stories behind the songs, including some of his most successful collaborations.
Dan's long songwriting resume includes three modern classics: “Closing Time”, which he wrote for his band, Semisonic, “Not Ready to Make Nice” (co-written with Dixie Chicks) and “Someone Like You” (co-written with Adele). Prior to his time with Semisonic, he was a member of the band Trip Shakespeare, whose long-haired psychedelia influenced a generation of Midwestern bands long after their breakup in the early 90s.
Since Semisonic, Dan has released three solo albums and has become a highly sought-after songwriting collaborator, perhaps due to his slow-drip brew of philosophic and artistic seriousness, dry Midwestern humor (well-known to his live audiences,) and songwriting, performing, and production skills. He has written with and produced a diverse group of artists including Phantogram, Chris Stapleton, John Legend, The Head & The Heart, Cold War Kids, Dierks Bentley, My Morning Jacket, Keith Urban, Carol King, Spoon, P!nk, Taylor Swift, and many others.
On August 4, 2017, Dan will release his fourth solo album Re-Covered, a collection of his reinterpretations of songs he wrote for and with other artists.
Jenny Owen Youngs
Singer, songwriter, and natural history enthusiast Jenny Owen Youngs grew up in the forests of northern New Jersey and is now based in Los Angeles. After self-releasing her first album Batten the Hatches in 2005, she went on to put out two albums and three EPs through the Canadian indie label Nettwerk Records. Youngs has since self-released her album AN UNWAVERING BAND OF LIGHT in 2012, a serial song project called EXHIBIT in which each composition is directly inspired by a specific work of art in 2013, and her Slack Tide EP in 2015. Youngs has toured extensively in the US and Europe, headlining and also supporting artists such as Regina Spektor, Against Me!, Frank Turner, Motion City Soundtrack, and Aimee Mann. Her songs have been heard on Weeds, Nurse Jackie, Suburgatory, and Switched at Birth. Today, Youngs spends much of her time writing with and for other artists in Los Angeles and working on her next record. Her recent co-writes include "Miss America," from Ingrid Michaelson's 2016 album It Doesn't Have To Make Sense, Pitbull's 2016 single "Bad Man," and Bo Talks' 2017 debut single "Know U Anymore."