Words & Music by Dan Wilson w/ Clarence Bucaro - 9/28Thursday, September 28 2017 6:00pm Doors / 8:00pm Start / Ends 10:00pm (Estimated End Time)
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at City Winery New York City
Our VIP seats offer the best option for couples and pairs to enjoy a bit more space than other sections and are located in an elevated section behind the House Left Premier (floor) section. This section features low, four-seat tables and eight seat high tops with barstool seating.
Our Premier section offers tables of four, six and eight seat banquets on the main floor with a full view of the stage
“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.
About Clarence Bucaro
First and foremost a creative thinker, Clarence Bucaro aims to tell a story through his lyrics.
His tenth studio album Tableau is a vivid set of compositions with indelible audible imagery and heartfelt intimacy. A tableau depicts a scene from a story. It’s a picture, a painting or an image. Throughout his fifteen year career, Clarence has earned a reputation for his storytelling and open hearted lyrics.
Like a painting, there are many moments of darkness and light in his new record. In Lord, Light Me a Candle, Clarence looks for an eternal light, while reminding others to face their fears in the hypnotic Afraid of the Dark. In Cold Dark Night, he contemplates the system that creates senseless acts of violence like the death of Trayvon Martin in 2013.
"Bucaro excels in delivering penetrative and excitingly melodic observations.” - Rolling Stone
In the transparently truthful Your Love’s Not Close Enough and the thoughtful Timeless, these observations have never been more artful. Co-produced with industry vet Tom Schick, (Wilco, Ryan Adams, Norah Jones) Tableau is a searingly soulful body of work.
Over the years, the Cleveland, Ohio native has wowed crowds across the world with his unique folk-pop style. He has been featured on Sirius XM, NPR, Rolling Stone and the New York Times. Clarence has shared the stage with acts like Los Lobos, Suzanne Vega, Chrissie Hyde, Marc Cohn, Aaron Neville, Blind Boys of Alabama, Rodney Crowell, Richard Thompson and many others.