David Wilcox

David Wilcox

Friday, April 5

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm (event ends at 10:00 pm)

CSA Event Center

West Sacramento, CA

$25 advance, $30 day of show

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is all ages

David Wilcox
David Wilcox
Wilcox was born in Mentor, Ohio, attended Antioch College[1][2] in Yellow Springs, Ohio in 1976 where he began learning guitar. He later transferred to Warren Wilson College[2][3] in North Carolina in 1981 and graduated in 1985. Wilcox appeared regularly at an Black Mountain, North Carolina night club called McDibbs.[2] His debut album The Nightshift Watchman was released in 1987 on his own label, Song of the Woods, and reissued in 1996.[2] He began touring regularly.[2] After performing at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, he signed with A&M Records in 1989.[2] He made several albums with this label.[2] His albums were described by one Rolling Stone critic as "unjustly neglected".[4] After his contract with A&M expired in 1994, Wilcox continued to write songs, tour and release albums.[2] In 1994, he performed at Carnegie Hall with thirty other singer-songwriters in a showcase event.[5] Wilcox also appeared on the cover of Acoustic Guitar which described him as James Taylor combined with the "husky breathiness more reminiscent of the late Nick Drake" and said he was the "best known of the brilliant crop of singer-songwriters to emerge in the late '80s." He's been based in Asheville, North Carolina in the 1990s, in Washington, D.C. and Maryland in 1999-2000,[6][7] and again in Asheville in 2009.
In the next decade, Wilcox continued to release albums, including Into the Mystery in 2003.[8] He's been a guest artist at guitar workshops.[9] His lyrics are sometimes of the "probing meaning-of-life" type.[10] as well as "thought-provoking".[11] Wilcox plays acoustic guitars made by Olson Guitars. His fingerstyle style which is similar to Nick Drake and Joni Mitchell uses open tuning extensively,[6][10] often in combination with customized capos with notches cut out to allow lower strings to ring open. He's been featured in Performing Songwriter magazine on five occasions.[12]
Venue Information:
CSA Event Center
1275 Starboard Dr.
West Sacramento, CA, 95691