David Wilcox

David Wilcox Live
October 9th, 7pm
HCC Event Center 2700 Gilham rd
Eugene Or 97408
$25 in advance
$30 at the door

2018 marks the release of David Wilcox's first album since 2014’s Blaze.  The View From The Edge is an album that reflects four years of thinking, writing, crafting, playing and life, and it speaks to our journey through life and the mystery of inspiration. Wilcox's live performance promises to be a mix of some of these newly released songs, which many people believe to be among the best of his catalog, and some old audience favorites. 
Those who know David Wilcox’s work know how exhaustively he pours his heart and soul into his songwriting and recording. It’s his technical ability and meticulous craftsmanship that elevate this work as he employs an impressive repertoire of tunings and cut capos in his unique approach to the guitar. More than anything, however, it is the intimate storytelling and the deeply held messages of Wilcox’s lyrics that are taken to heart and held so closely by his listeners. Every week or so a thankful fan writes to David to tell him that a song he wrote changed their life. Fans and other songwriters flock to his Wilcox Weekend to discuss music, philosophy, creativity, spirituality and life. While it’s always rewarding to know that the music serves its purpose and provides direction, David avoids taking credit. He says it’s the songs that do the work. It’s the guitar that brings the message. “There is a difference between my humble personality and the mantle that I carry as an artist. So I’m not shy about standing up for these songs.”

Wilcox released an 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 the first year largely by word of mouth. Considered a 'songwriter's songwriter', his songs have been covered by artists such as k.d. lang and many others.  In addition to his writing prowess, his skills as a performer and storyteller are unmatched.  He holds audiences rapt with nothing more than a single guitar, thoroughly written songs, a fearless ability to mine the depths of human emotions of joy, sorrow and everything in between, and all tempered by a quick and wry wit.
“All these songs are the blazes on the trail, the stuff I need to hear in order to remember on a daily basis,” he says, acknowledging his own path. “It would have been easier if I could have heard these songs 20 years ago, but that isn’t how it works. I had to live it to be able to sing it.”    

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