David Wilcox

David Wilcox

  • September 27, 2018 at 7:00pm
  • CSPS Hall
  • $18 advance | $22 door

Father, husband, citizen, and songwriter. David Wilcox is now 30 years – and 20 records -- into a career that’s always been marked by personal revelation and wildly loyal fans.

He released his first independent album in 1987, was a winner of the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk award in 1988, and by 1989 he had signed with A&M Records. His first release on the label, How Did You Find Me Here, sold over 100,000 copies, largely by word of mouth. His latest, View From the Edge, is a collection of powerful new songs, many of which he’s been performing live for several years.

Considered a 'songwriter's songwriter,' Wilcox’s songs have been covered by k.d. lang and others. In performance, his lyrical insight is matched by a smooth baritone voice, virtuosic guitar chops, and creative open tunings, giving him a range and tenderness rare in folk music. He’s known for holding audiences rapt with nothing more than his guitar, a set list, and a fearless ability to mine the depths of human emotion, tempered by a quick, wry wit. He’s also been known to make up a spontaneous song for an audience member in need. Anyone who has seen Wilcox perform more than once or twice has seen him concoct one of these “musical medicine” songs on the spot, full of lyrical artistry and musical invention, like some kind of uncanny parlor trick.

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