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Dan Wilson is a Grammy-winning artist, songwriter and producer. As a member of Trip Shakespeare and leader of the band Semisonic, he is a Minnesota music icon. As a solo artist, Wilson has released three studio albums including the 2017 Re-Covered, a collection of his reinterpretations of songs that he wrote with and for other artists. Wilson is a highly sought-after songwriting collaborator having worked with a diverse group of artists including Taylor Swift, Dierks Bentley, Phantogram and many others. His prestigious songwriting résumé includes three modern classics: “Closing Time” (Semisonic), “Not Ready to Make Nice” (Dixie Chicks), and “Someone Like You” (Adele). Wilson’s full bio can be found here.
Cathy Wurzer will join us again as Gala Emcee. Wurzer is the host of Morning Edition for MPR News. She is also the co-host of Almanac, a weekly public affairs program produced by Twin Cities Public Television for Minnesota’s statewide public television network. Wurzer has won four Emmy Awards for her work on Almanac.