Perhaps best known as the lead singer for late-90s group, Semisonic, Dan Wilson's solo albums will most likely appeal to an entirely different set of listeners. The Minneapolis-based singer/songwriter crafts tunes that touch on country, folk and Americana, all of which are a bit at odds with the alternative rock of his former band, which spawned the 1998 single, "Closing Time." His new style suits him well, however, and Wilson's sharp songwriting and emotive vocal delivery have helped keep him a relevant figure in the modern folk-rock scene.
London-born artist Lita Ford is a rock and roll singer/songwriter and guitarist who got her start as the lead guitarist for The Runaways in 1975. After rising to fame as part of the all-female band until its dissolve in 1979, she moved on to a successful solo career. Though her 1983 debut album Out for Blood, was a commercial let down, she began to build a reputation with her follow-up album, Dancin' on the Edge, among heavy metal audiences and eventually mainstream rock critics for her razor sharp guitar chops and sexualized image. After taking a 15-year break from recording and performing, she returned in 2009 with Wicked Wonderland, and has since continued to perform and release new material, such as 2012's Living Like a Runaway.