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David Wilcox

BIOGRAPHY

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David Wilcox
hope & bliss, brilliant guitar, and stirring vocals by a master songwriter

“David Wilcox’s ongoing musical journey is compelling and richly deserving of a listen.”
— Rolling Stone




Cleveland-born David Wilcox is a father, a husband, a citizen and a songwriter. First inspired to play guitar after hearing a fellow college student playing in a stairwell, Wilcox is now 18 records into a career marked by personal revelation and wildly loyal fans. 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.

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.

Reflecting on well over 20 years of record-making and touring extensively around the US and world, 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.”


Workshops, Master Classes, and Residency Activities
David teaches a variety of topics, including:
— From seedling to fruition.  How to sustain creativity long-term. Practices for giving yourself permission to unblock and trust your creative imagination and nurture your startup ideas.
— Running the long road.  Reframing adversity as if it were a spiritual workout. Finding the deeper reasons for choosing a humbling craft.
— Listening as a leadership skill.  Developing access to your own inner GPS by bravely entering the quiet uncertainty where ideas begin.

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