Dan Wilson
Wilson performing with Semisonic in 2023
Wilson performing with Semisonic in 2023
Background information
Birth nameDaniel Dodd Wilson[1]
Born (1961-05-20) May 20, 1961 (age 63)
St. Louis Park, Minnesota, U.S.
  • Musician
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
  • visual artist
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • bass
  • keyboards
  • drums
LabelsBallroom Music, Pleasuresonic Recordings
Member ofSemisonic
Formerly ofTrip Shakespeare

Daniel Dodd Wilson (born May 20, 1961) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, visual artist and record producer who has been called the songwriter's songwriter.[2] His songwriting résumé includes "Closing Time", which he wrote for his band, Semisonic; "Not Ready to Make Nice", co-written with The Chicks; and "Someone Like You", co-written with Adele. Wilson's work earned him a Grammy nomination for "Closing Time" (Best Rock Song) and garnered him Grammy wins for Song of the Year ("Not Ready to Make Nice" in 2007) and Album of the Year as a producer for Adele's 21 in 2012.

Wilson has collaborated with a diverse[3] range of acclaimed artists, including Pink, Celine Dion, Leon Bridges, Mitski, Claud, Halsey, Weezer, Panic! at the Disco, My Morning Jacket, Dierks Bentley, John Legend, Joy Oladokun, Laufey, and many others.

In 2012, Wilson produced the song "Treacherous” which he co wrote with Taylor Swift for Swift's fourth studio album Red, resulting in an additional Album of the Year Grammy nomination. In 2021, Wilson produced the re-recorded version of "Treacherous" for Swift's second re-recorded album, Red (Taylor's Version).

On November 10, 2023, Wilson received Grammy nominations for Song of the Year for "Butterfly",[4] which he wrote with Jon Batiste, and Best Country Song for “White Horse",[5] which he co-wrote with Chris Stapleton.

In January 2024, "It Never Went Away", the song Wilson co-wrote with Jon Batiste for the documentary American Symphony, received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song.[6]

On February 4, 2024, Wilson won the Grammy for Best Country Song for “White Horse",[5] which he co-wrote with Chris Stapleton.

In addition to being the frontman of Semisonic, Wilson has released several solo recordings, including the 2017 release Re-Covered. He was also a member of the Minneapolis psychedelic rock band Trip Shakespeare.[7]

Early life and education

Wilson is a native of St. Louis Park, Minnesota. Wilson attended Harvard University, where he studied visual arts with a focus on printmaking[8] and from which he graduated B.A. summa cum laude in Visual and Environmental Studies in 1983,[9] while he resided in Dunster House. Wilson is an accomplished artist, and won the first Louis Sudler Prize for Outstanding Artistic Talent and Achievement in 1983.[10] While in college, he began collaborating with his brother, singer-songwriter Matt Wilson, who also attended Harvard College. The Wilson brothers played in two bands, Animal Dance and the Love Monsters. After college, Wilson pursued his interest in drawing and painting, first in San Francisco and then in Minneapolis.


Early career

In 1987, Wilson joined the Minneapolis psychedelic band Trip Shakespeare, which his brother Matt Wilson had founded with bassist John Munson and drummer Elaine Harris. The original three members had already released one record, Applehead Man, and now as a quartet, with Wilson on guitar, piano, sharing lead vocal duties with Matt Wilson—with whom Wilson also co-wrote many of the songs—and Munson, the band released three more albums (Are You Shakespearienced?, 1988, Gark Records; Across the Universe, 1990, A&M Records; Lulu, 1991, A&M Records) and one EP (Volt, 1992, Twin Tone).

Since Trip Shakespeare's breakup in 1992, Wilson has continued to collaborate with his brother, including the release of two live albums (Minneapolis 2010 and Minneapolis 2013).

With Semisonic

Wilson with Semisonic

After Trip Shakespeare's breakup in 1992, Wilson and Munson joined with drummer Jacob Slichter to form Pleasure, a trio that was later renamed Semisonic. Semisonic released one EP, three full-length albums, and one live album.

The band's first album, Great Divide, received critical acclaim. David Fricke wrote in a year-end Rolling Stone article on the notable albums of 1996, "Great Divide is that rare '96 beast, a record of simple but sparkling modern pop, rattling with power-trio vitality." It was their 1998 release, Feeling Strangely Fine, however, that brought the band to widespread national and then international attention and success. Powered by Wilson's songs "Closing Time", which was a number-one hit on the Modern Rock charts for thirteen weeks in the spring and summer of 1998, the follow-up single "Singing in My Sleep", and "Secret Smile", a breakthrough hit for the band internationally, Feeling Strangely Fine attained platinum sales status in the U.S. and U.K. "Closing Time" received a 1999 Grammy nomination for Best Rock Song[11] and has become an enduring pop-culture reference point for the late 1990s. It was a focal point of the plot and soundtrack of the 2011 film Friends with Benefits.

Semisonic's third album, All About Chemistry, was released in 2001, and featured Wilson's song "Chemistry", the album's first single, and also included "One True Love", a song Wilson co-wrote with Carole King.

Semisonic stopped touring in August 2001 but continued to perform on occasion. Slichter's memoir, So You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star, provides a detailed account of the band's adventures and misadventures in the music business.

On June 26, 2020, Semisonic released their first single in nearly 20 years, "You're Not Alone," followed by an EP of the same name on September 18, 2020.

As a solo artist

Free Life

Wilson's solo debut, Free Life, was released in 2007 by American Recordings. Produced with Rick Rubin, Free Life was recorded in Minneapolis and Los Angeles and includes performances by Tracy Bonham, Sheryl Crow, Jason Lader, Gary Louris, Natalie Maines, Benmont Tench, and a number of Minneapolis-based musicians including multi-instrumentalist and frequent Semisonic sideman Ken Chastain, Eric Fawcett, John Hermanson, Joanna James, Mason Jennings, Steve Rhoem, Joe Savage, as well as Wilson's Semisonic bandmates Munson and Slichter.

Free Life helped establish Wilson's reputation as a songwriter, with The A.V. Club writing, "the star of the show here is Wilson's remarkable instinct for creating gorgeous songs, and his unabashed, obvious joy in doing so. For anyone worried that songcraft is an endangered species, Free Life should ease those fears."[12]

The song Breathless became a big hit in Greece (and other Balkan countries[13]) and Dan Wilson performed it at the 2009 MAD Video Music Awards.[14]

Love Without Fear

Wilson performing in 2008

Wilson's second solo album, Love Without Fear, was released on April 15, 2014 and includes performances by Sara Bareilles, Missy Higgins, Lissie, Natalie Maines, Blake Mills, Sara Watkins, and Sean Watkins. The first recording from Love Without Fear, "Disappearing" (with a cover of Neil Young's "Out on the Weekend" included as a b-side) was released on November 7, 2013 and was the debut release of the new singles label, Canvasclub.

In describing the album, Wilson said, "The songs are about being left alone, not wanting to lose someone, about desperately wishing for connection and togetherness. The sound of the record lives at the intersection of Americana and Beatles- influenced rock and roll. A little bit of twang and a lot of cinematic emotion."[15] The album received largely favourable reviews emphasizing Wilson's reputation as a songwriter.[16][17][18][19] "Dan Wilson's career is proof positive that smart, elegant songwriting has a place in music… [Love Without Fear] is a lovely amalgamation of chamber rock, gentle country, gooey '70s pop and snappy soul."[20]


Wilson's third solo studio album, Re-Covered, was released on August 4, 2017. The album is a collection of reinterpretations of songs Wilson wrote for other artists, both big hits and "songs that I always wished were big hits, but weren't." The album includes "Someone Like You" (written with Adele), "Not Ready To Make Nice" (written with Dixie Chicks), "Home" (written with Dierks Bentley and Brett Beavers), and "When The Stars Come Out" (written with Chris Stapleton).[21]


In September 2018 Wilson announced that he would begin releasing new music that Fall. Rather than organizing the new songs into an album, he would instead release them over time as monthly singles. According to Wilson, "I fell in love with the idea of just letting songs out into the world when they happen."[22] "I don't have anything against making an album. If I do 15 or 20 of these I would love the idea of packaging them together and calling it an album. I think that'd be fantastic, but I don't really have that in my mind. I'm just trying to be free."[23]

Words and Music by Dan Wilson

Wilson's discoveries as a solo artist and collaborator with other artists are the subject of "Words and Music by Dan Wilson", solo concerts in which he performs some of his songs and describes the songs' various inspirations or the insights that occasioned their composition. "Words and Music by Dan Wilson" has come to Hotel Cafe, Room 5 and Largo in Los Angeles, Joe's Pub and City Winery in New York, World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, Jammin' Java in DC, Rams Head in Annapolis, The Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis, the Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul,[24] Schubas Tavern in Chicago, Berklee College of Music's Red Room at Cafe 939 in Boston, and the Red Barn concert series in Northfield, MN. Wilson has also presented Words & Music workshops at the 2012 ASCAP expo, UCLA's Herb Alpert School of Music, and USC's Thornton School of Music.[25]

Wilson's thoughts about songwriting and the creative process are also captured in his series, Words & Music in Six Seconds, which was originally launched on Vine and is now regularly posted on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. From American Songwriter, "In his short videos, Wilson provides insightful quips about common songwriting insecurities, methodology, personal writing quirks, and various other tips for writing your best."[26] In November 2020, he released the Words + Music in 6 Seconds deck, a collection of cards written and designed by Wilson based on his Instagram series.[27]

As a songwriter and producer

As a songwriter and producer, Wilson has collaborated with a number of artists. Two of these collaborations have earned him Grammy Awards.

A number of artists have described Wilson's ability to help put their feelings and ideas into song. Speaking of her experience of working with him, Pink said, in an online interview, "He is brilliant, and he's a thoughtful songwriter. And he's a song crafter . . . like old-school. He crafts songs and he thinks about them. And I learned a lot from working with him." In describing her co-writing with Wilson, Adele said, "Dan had me on my hands and knees, crying my eyes out - there's just something about him that made me completely open up as a composer."[28]

Taking the Long Way – The Dixie Chicks

Wilson co-wrote six of the songs on the Dixie Chicks multiple-Grammy-winning album Taking the Long Way, including the title song and "Not Ready to Make Nice", which earned Wilson and the Dixie Chicks the 2007 Grammy for Song of the Year. In the 2006 film Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing, Wilson speaks on camera about his experience as a co-writer on this album, especially in regard to helping the Dixie Chicks make an artistic response to their rejection by radio and a large swath of their fans in the wake of the band's statements about President Bush and the Iraq War.

One of the songs he co-wrote for this album, "Easy Silence", appears on Free Life, with Dixie Chicks singer Natalie Maines singing harmonies.

21 – Adele

Wilson co-wrote three of the songs on Adele's multiple-Grammy-winning 21, "Don't You Remember", "One and Only", and, most notably, "Someone Like You", which became a number one hit in the US, UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand was a top ten hit around the globe. As a producer of this track, on which he also played piano, Wilson shared in the 2012 Grammy Award for Album of the Year.

In an interview with American Songwriter, Wilson recounted the writing and recording of "Someone Like You":

The recording on the album was intended as a demo. I was thinking, "Oh, they're going to make a big version of this, strings and angelic choirs, like a big Chrissie Hynde power-ballad." But by the end of the first day, the demo was sounding lovely, and very affecting, but it was only half-written, there were no words on the second verse or the bridge as I remember. Adele came to the studio the next day and said, "I played it for my manager and me Mum." I was a little nervous about this because I don't like people to hear works-in-progress. I asked her what they thought of the song. "My manager loves it and me Mum cried."

"Someone Like You" won the 2012 Grammy for Best Pop Solo Performance, and as she accepted the award, Adele said, "I want to thank Dan Wilson, who wrote this song with me. My life changed when I wrote this song and I felt it before anyone even heard it."

"Someone Like You" was the most downloaded single of all time in the UK[29] and was voted third most favourite single of the last 60 years in the UK.[30]

As a visual artist

Wilson's career as a painter, illustrator, and calligrapher is less widely known, but his artwork has often intersected with his music career. He was represented by Thomas Barry Fine Arts in Minneapolis, and his works are included in numerous private and corporate collections.

Illustrated Influences

Wilson's paintings are featured on the artwork for two of Trip Shakespeare's albums, Are You Shakespearienced? and Lulu, as well as on the cover of his first solo album, Free Life.

Wilson created all of the artwork for his 2014 album Love Without Fear. Most notably, a hand illustrated 24-page hardcover Deluxe Album Book/CD. The package includes Wilson's own calligraphy, sketches, and handwritten lyrics for each song on the album. The official lyric videos for his singles from the album, "Disappearing" and "A Song Can Be About Anything" are also made entirely from his own illustrations.

At his "Words and Music by Dan Wilson" shows, audience members receive illuminated set lists that are hand illustrated by Wilson. One of these set lists was featured on NPR's blog All Songs Considered.

Wilson's calligraphy and illustrations are featured in his Tumblr series, "DW's Sketchbook" and his musical cartoons have been featured in The Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy Blog.[31]

Personal life

Wilson is married to Diane Espaldon. Wilson and his wife were contemporaries at Harvard University, where he studied visual arts and she studied government.[9] Wilson's wife subsequently earned a M.A. from School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University. Together, they have one biological daughter, Corazon ("Coco") (b. 1997), who was born prematurely and has disabilities and for whom "Closing Time" was written before her birth,[32] and Lily (b. 2007), who was adopted at age two from the Philippines.


Wilson in 2019


Studio albums

Live albums

with Semisonic

Dan and Matt Wilson

Trip Shakespeare

The Love Monsters

Film and TV soundtracks (as a performer)

Film soundtracks (as a writer and producer)


Writing and producing credits

Year Artist Credit Title
Phantogram Writer "All A Mystery"[37]
Laufey Producer/Writer "Trouble"[38]
Meklit Writer / Producer[39] "Antidote"
"Ethio Blue"
"Digging for Love"
"Hagere Ethiopia"
"Here to Imagine"
Jon Batiste Producer/Writer "It Never Went Away"[40]
2023 Jon Batiste Producer/Writer "Butterfly"[41]
Daniel Seavey Writer "Fall into You"[42]
Chris Stapleton Writer "White Horse"[43]
Claud Producer/Writer "A Good Thing"[44]
Laufey Producer/Writer "Promise" [45]
Celine Dion Producer/Writer "Love Again" [36]
Ricky Montgomery Writer "Eraser" [46]
Milck Writer "Metamorphosis" [47]
Manchester Orchestra Writer "Lose You Again" [48]
Meet Me at the Altar Writer "T.M.I."[49]
Joy Oladokun Producer/Writer "Changes" [50]
2022 Meghan Trainor Writer "Superwoman" [51]
Hrishikesh Hirway Producer "Still Dreaming" [52]
Noah Cyrus Writer "Unfinished" [53]
Nina Nesbitt Producer/Writer "Colours of You"[54]
Cuco Producer/Writer "Sweet Dissociation"
Madison Cunningham Writer "In From Japan"
Christina Perri Writer "Fever"
Vance Joy Producer/Writer "This One"
Allison Ponthier Writer / Producer "Late Bloomer"
John Mark Nelson Writer "Don't Look Back"
Tenille Townes Writer / Producer "The Sound Of Being Alone"
Alec Benjamin Writer "Shadow Of Mine"
Chastity Brown Writer "Wonderment"
2021 Leon Bridges Writer "Summer Rain"
Taylor Swift Writer / Producer "Treacherous (Taylor's Version)"
"Come Back...Be Here (Taylor's Version)"
Mitski Writer "The Only Heartbreaker"
Ricky Montgomery Writer "Sorry For Me"
Joshua Speers Writer / Producer "The Handoff"
Joshua Speers Writer / Producer "Don't Stop Loving Me" feat. SKAAR
Tom Morello Writer "Driving To Texas" feat. Phantogram
Joshua Speers Producer "Thirteen"
Allison Ponthier Writer / Producer "Tornado Country"
Joshua Speers Writer "Just Kids"
Tom Morello Writer "Mary Celeste"
Leon Bridges Writer "Motorbike"
Amy Shark Writer / Producer "You'll Never Meet Anyone Like Me Again"
Teddy Geiger Writer "Love Somebody"
Priscilla Ahn Writer "Waiting"
2020 Andrea Russett Writer "Darkest Hour"
LANY Writer "Nobody Else"
Joshua Speers Writer "Thunder Blanket"
JoJo Writer "In Your Room"
Briston Maroney Writer "Deep Sea Diver"
Ricky Reed Writer "Better" feat. Leon Bridges and Kiana Ledé
Amy Allen Writer / Producer "Queen of Silver Linings"
The Chicks Writer "March March"
Leon Bridges Writer "Sweeter"
Alec Benjamin Writer "Six Feet Apart"
Phantogram Writer "Glowing"
"Gaunt Kids"
"Love Me Now"
Gunnar Gehl Writer "For Your Love"
2019 Yoshi Flower Writer "More"
Celine Dion Writer / Producer "Lovers Never Die"
Harper Finn Writer "Good for Me"
JoJo Writer "Sabotage" feat. Chika
Mondo Cozmo Writer "Come On"
Donna Missal Writer "You Burned Me"
Leon Bridges Writer / Producer "That Was Yesterday"
Noah Kahan Writer "Busyhead"
James Bay Writer / Producer "Bad" - single
Rhye Writer / Producer "Needed" - single
Mike Posner Writer "Song About You" - lead single
"Move On" - single
2018 Alec Benjamin Writer "Water Fountain"
"Gotta Be a Reason"
John Legend Writer "Waiting for Christmas"
Lukas Graham Writer "You're Not the Only One (Redemption Song)"
Josh Groban Writer "You Have No Idea"
Steve Perry Writer "No More Cryin'"
Jason Mraz Writer / Producer "Love Is Still the Answer"
Brett Dennen Writer / Producer "Here's Looking at You Kid" - single
"Be Somebody"
"People I Love"
"Live in the Moment"
"Baker's Globe Mallow"
Ben Rector Writer "Sometimes"
Missy Higgins Writer / Producer "How Was I to Know"
LeAnn Rimes & Stevie Nicks Writer "Borrowed"
Leon Bridges Writer "Shy"
Phantogram Writer "Someday" - single
Jeremy Messersmith Writer "Once You Get to Know Us"
Brett Dennen Producer "Already Gone" - single
Writer / Producer "Let's..."
"Home Away from Home"
"Good Vibration"
"Jenny and Jill"
Vance Joy Writer "Like Gold"
"We're Going Home" - single
2017 Meg Mac Writer "Brooklyn Apartment (It's Louder Than the TV and the Radio)"
Bishop Briggs Writer / Producer "Dream" - lead single
Niall Horan Writer "Since We're Alone"
Noah Cyrus Writer / Producer "Almost Famous"
Chase & Status Writer "Crawling"
Halsey Writer "Alone"
Preservation Hall Jazz Band Writer "One Hundred Fires"
Cold War Kids Writer "Free to Breathe"
K. Flay Writer "Black Wave"
Meklit Writer / Producer "Memories of the Future" (ft. Preservation Hall Horns)
"This Was Made Here"
Producer "I Want to Sing for Them All" (ft. Andrew Bird)
"You Are My Luck" (ft. Preservation Hall Horns)
"Yerakeh Yeresal" (ft. Andrew Bird)
"You Got Me" (ft. Preservation Hall Horns)
"Yesterday Is a Tizita"
"Human Animal"
"Sweet or Salty"
"Birthday Song" (ft. Preservation Hall Horns)
Aquilo Writer "Almost Over"
2016 Sean Watkins Writer "Keep Your Promises II"
Brooke Fraser Writer "Let's Be Human"
Phantogram Writer / Co-producer "You Don't Get Me High Anymore" - lead single
"Same Old Blues" - single
Writer / Additional production "You're Mine"
"Cruel World"
Writer "Funeral Pyre"
"Run Run Blood"
"Calling All"
The Head and the Heart Writer "Turn It Around"
Dierks Bentley Writer "Why Do I Feel"
Sara Watkins Writer "Say So"
"Like New Year's Day"
The Twilight Hours Writer "Anymore"
"Help Me Find the Way"
Weezer Writer "California Kids"
Andrew Bird Writer "Are You Serious"
Rita Wilson Writer / Producer "Crying, Crying"
Brian Fallon Writer "Steve McQueen"
Nada Surf Writer "Rushing"
"Victory's Yours"
Foxes Writer / Producer "Devil Side"
Panic! at the Disco Writer "Emperor's New Clothes"
Anthony Wilson Writer "Your Footprints"
2015 Florence + The Machine Writer / Producer "Conductor"
Harry Connick, Jr. Writer "You Have No Idea"
D.A. Wallach Writer "Feel"
Phases Writer "Spark"
Chris Stapleton Writer "When the Stars Come Out"
My Morning Jacket Writer "Big Decisions"
Rae Morris Writer "Unguarded"
2014 Brooke Fraser Writer "Magical Machine"
Spoon Writer "New York Kiss"
Alex Clare Writer / Producer "Three Hearts"
Birdy Writer / Producer "Tee Shirt"
"Best Shot"
The Secret Sisters Writer "Iuka"
2013 Gin Wigmore Writer "If Only"
James Blunt Writer / Producer "Next Time I'm Seventeen"
Leann Rimes Writer "I Do Now"
Romeo Testa Writer "With You"
Writer "I'm So Down"
Birdy Writer / Producer "All You Never Say"
Writer / Additional production "Maybe"
Writer "All About You"
John Legend Writer "You & I (Nobody in the World)"
Preservation Hall Jazz Band Writer "I Think I Love You"
"Rattlin' Bones"
LeAnn Rimes Writer "Borrowed"
Natalie Maines Writer "Free Life"
Missy Higgins Producer "We Ride"
Colbie Caillat & Gavin Degraw Producer "We Both Know"
2012 Cory Chisel and The Wandering Sons Writer "Never Meant to Love You"
Jack Carty Writer "The Length of Canada"
The Webb Sisters Writer "Missing Person"
Taylor Swift Co-writer / Producer "Treacherous"
"Come Back...Be Here"
Pink Writer / Producer "The Great Escape"
Nas Writer / Producer "Roses"
Sara Watkins Writer "When It Pleases You"
Elizaveta Writer "Goodbye Song"
Audra Mae Writer "My Friend the Devil"
Missy Higgins Writer "Everyone's Waiting"
"Set Me on Fire"
Paloma Faith Writer "When You're Gone"
Dierks Bentley Writer "Home"
Gin Wigmore Writer "Poison"
"Roll It All"
2011 Mike Viola Writer "Get You Back"
Adele Writer / Producer "Someone Like You" - single
Writer "One and Only"
"Don't You Remember"
James Morrison Writer "The Awakening"
"In My Dreams"
Mike Doughty Writer "Na Na Nothing"
"Holiday (What Do You Want)"
The Downtown Fiction Writer "Hurt Me So Good"
Nicole Atkins Writer "Heavy Boots"
Gabe Dixon Writer "My Favorite"
2010 Josh Groban Writer "Hidden Away"
"Higher Window" - single
"Bells of NYC"
"War at Home"
"If I Walk Away" - single
"Love Only Knows"
Keith Urban Writer "Big Promises"
Weezer Writer "Ruling Me"
Griffin House Writer / Producer / Mixing "If You Want"
Writer "Coming Down the Road"
The Bravery Writer / Producer "Ours"
KT Tunstall Writer / Producer "Boy"
Storyhill Producer / Mixing engineer "Avalon"
"Better Angels"
"Well of Sorrow"
"Caught in a Mess"
"Cover Your Tracks"
"World Go Round"
"A Town Talks"
"Dangerous Weapon"
"Pieces of Love"
Rachael Yamagata Writer / Producer / Mixing "You Take My Troubles Away"
2009 Gin Wigmore Writer "Hey Ho"
James Morrison Writer "Once When I Was Little"
Bic Runga Writer "Change of Heart"
Parachute Writer "Blame It on Me"
Ballas Hough Band Writer "Turnin' Me On"
"She Was the One"
2008 Jason Mraz Writer "Details in the Fabric"
Absentstar Writer "For the Moment"
"If You Like It"
"Life Support"
Anberlin Writer "Retrace"
Carrie Rodriguez Writer "She Ain't Me"
Mike Doughty Producer "Fort Hood"
"I Just Want the Girl in the Blue Dress to Keep On Dancing"
"Put It Down"
"More Bacon Than the Pan Can Handle"
"27 Jennifers"
"I Wrote a Song About Your Car"
"I Got the Drop on You"
"Wednesday (Contra la Puerta)"
"Like a Luminous Girl"
"Nectarine (Part One)"
"Navigating the Stars at Night"
Jeremy Messersmith Producer /
Recording and mixing engineer
"The Silver City"
"Welcome to Suburbia"
"Dead End Job"
"Franklin Avenue"
"The Commuter"
"Love You to Pieces"
"Breaking Down"
"Light Rail"
The New Standards Producer / Mixing engineer "Rock and Roll"
"Hey Ya"
"Such Great Heights"
"Watching the Detectives"
"Bring It On Home to Me"
"London Calling"
"Is That All There Is?"
The Gabe Dixon Band Writer "All Will Be Well"
"Find My Way"
"Five More Hours"
2007 Dixie Chicks Writer "Not Ready to Make Nice" - single
"Easy Silence"
"Taking the Long Way"
"Voice Inside My Head"
"So Hard"
Storyhill Writer / Producer /

Recording and mixing engineer

"For a Song"
"Happy Man"
"Love Will Find You"
"Paradise Lost"
Producer /
Recording and mixing engineer
"Give Up the Ghost"
"Ballad of Joe Snowboard"
"Blazing Out of Sight
"Room in My Heart"
James Morrison Writer "Movin' On"
Aly & AJ Writer "If I Could Have You Back"
Brooke Fraser Writer "Thief"
Absent Star Producer "Half Life"
"For God Sakes"
"Don't Lock Me Out"
"Life Support"
"A Year from Now"
"Everyone You Know"
"Give In to Me"
"If What You Mean Is Harm"
"Quietly Conceited"
"If You Like It"
"For the Moment"
"All Is Forgotten"
2006 Sean Watkins Writer "I'm Sorry"
"Runaway Girl"
Eliot Morris Writer / Producer "Balancing the World"
Lucie Silvas Writer "Passionate You"
Shaye Writer "I Can't Say"
2005 Jason Mraz Writer "Did You Get My Message"
"Song for a Friend"
Mike Doughty Writer / Producer /
Recording and mixing engineer
"Busting Up a Starbucks"
"American Car"
"Your Misfortune"
"I Hear the Bells"
"Tremendous Brunettes"
Producer /
Recording and mixing engineer
"Unsingable Name"
"Madeline and Nine"
"White Lexus"
"Sunken-Eyed Girl"
"Grey Ghost"
"His Truth Is Marching On"
Glen Phillips Writer "True"
"Clear Eyed"
Hope Partlow Writer "Let Me Try"
The New Standards Producer /
Recording and mixing engineer
"The Inchworm"
"The New Pollution"
"I Will Dare"
"All the Young Dudes"
"Man, Oh Man"
"Nature Boy"
"Only Love Can Break Your Heart"
"Town Crier"
"Love Is the Law"
"Oh Yeah"
"Dark End of the Street"
"My Ship"
"Song 2"
"September Song"
2004 Rachael Yamagata Writer "I Want You"
Graham Colton Writer "Don't Give Up on Me"
2003 Bleu Writer "Somethin's Gotta Give"
Epic Hero Producer /
Recording and mixing engineer
"Hello Hello"
"Tear Her Down"
"New Life"
"Stay Awake"
"End of the Line"
"High School"
"One in a Crowd"
"On My Own"
"Something Someone Someday"
"One Fine Day"
"Ease Your Mind"
2000 Evan and Jaron Writer "Ready or Not"
1999 Bic Runga Writer / Producer "Good Morning Baby"


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