Thursday, January 31, 2013
Tonight at The Barns: David Wilcox
Tonight at The Barns is David Wilcox, insightful folk singer who charms with "brilliantly articulate guitar, an honestly pretty baritone, and deft lyrics" (Boston Globe).
David Wilcox was born in Cleveland, Ohio and taught himself to play guitar in college. He became a regular at a local club in North Carolina called McDibbs early in his career.
Armed with just his open-tuned guitar and his kind wit, Wilcox’s charming live performances have helped him develop a strong fan base and have taken him all over the world, including a singer/songwriter festival at Carnegie Hall in 1994.
Wilcox’s first studio album, How Did You Find Me Here (1989), sold 100,000 albums by word of mouth, and he has released 16 more albums since.
A masterful songwriter and storyteller, Wilcox’s most recent travel-inspired album, 2010’s Reverie, recounts the people and places he’s visited and those he dreams of visiting: “Each song is like a postcard that inspires me to travel, but instead of just a snapshot of a place, it’s a preview of a whole different way of seeing.”
“For any singer/songwriter to be able to muster passion, hope, and grace after 15 years in the unsung folk genre is an accomplishment, and as such, David Wilcox is infinitely accomplished.”—Paste Magazine
Be sure to catch David Wilcox at The Barns at Wolf Trap tonight, Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 8 pm.