PLYMOUTH —Acoustic Guitar Magazine listed David Wilcox as among the best of a brilliant crop of singer-songwriters to emerge in the late 80s when the magazine awarded him a silver award in the singer/songwriter category. Wilcox will bring his smooth baritone voice, virtuosic guitar chops, creative open tunings and light blues inflections to the Smith Recital Hall at the Silver Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. Friday, September 27.
Wilcox said in an interview with Mountain Xpress, "The song has to offer something universal. I want songs that people can understand the first time ... I write songs with layers in them so they stay interesting over the years."
Wilcox is a poet and storyteller, "with a voice reminiscent of James Taylor and a husky breathiness more reminiscent of Nick Drake," according to Acoustic Guitar. He has recorded 17 albums in a career marked by personal revelation, wildly loyal fans, and artists such as k. d. lang covering his songs. He has been featured five times in Performing Songwriter magazine.
Reflecting on more than 20 years of record making and touring extensively around the U.S. and internationally Wilcox says, "Music still stretches out before me like the head-lights of a car into the night. It's way beyond where I am, but it shows where I'm going. I used to think that my goal was to catch up, but now I'm grateful that the music is always going to be way out in front to inspire me."
Tickets for David Wilcox's performance at PSU are $35 for adults, $33 for seniors and $20 for youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869. Tickets are also available online at silver.plymouth.edu.
David Wilcox (Courtesy photo)