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Daniel Willson (Withered Hand Dan)

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Withered Hand is Edinburgh-based singer-songwriter Dan Willson, who started writing songs and singing in his thirties following the birth of his first child and the death of a close friend.

Alongside activity with his band, Dan is a well-travelled solo musician with a cult following since the release of his debut album Good News in 2009. The release of a strident second album New Gods in 2014 propelled Withered Hand into the charts, featuring appearances by friends, luminaries and supporters from the Scottish music scene, from Belle & Sebastian to Frightened Rabbit to The Vaselines and beyond. After significant time away from the studio, a third Withered Hand album How To Love was released on Reveal Records in 2023 again to widespread critical acclaim.

Dan recently collaborated with English singer-songwriter Kathryn Williams on a forthcoming collaborative album Willson Williams, set for release in April 2024 via OLI Records.