Theft of the Dial: Dan & Matt Wilson

by Barb Abney

Musical brothers Dan and Matt Wilson.
Musical brothers Dan and Matt Wilson. (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
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    Feb 14, 2013

Brothers Dan and Matt Wilson have been playing together since they were kids. They've both had successful careers in bands like Semisonic, Trip Shakespere and Twilight Hours, as well as solo work.

The duo stopped by The Current studio to chat with Barb Abney about a few of their favorite songs on this installment of Theft of the Dial.

Playlist

1. Dan and Matt Wilson – "Hello Caller" (Pantages Theatre)
2. The Velvet Underground – "Sunday Morning"
3. Big Star – "Back of a Car"
4. James Morrison – "The Pieces Don't Fit Anymore"
5. The Shirells – "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow"
6. Cilla Black – "You're My World"
7. Yes – "Heart of the Sunrise"
8. Dan Wilson – "Breathless" (Pantages Theatre)

Videos

Dan and Matt Wilson – "Hello Caller"

The Velvet Underground – "Sunday Morning"

Big Star – "Back of a Car"

James Morrison – "The Pieces Don't Fit Anymore"

The Shirells – "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow"

Cilla Black – "You're My World"

Yes – "Heart of the Sunrise"

Dan Wilson – "Breathless"

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  • Musical brothers Dan and Matt Wilson, shot on film.
    Musical brothers Dan and Matt Wilson, shot on film. (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)