David Wilcox in Concert

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David Wilcox in Concert

David Wilcox in Concert

World class singer/songwriter brings his acoustic musical medicine to OWC. Jesse Ruben opens.

*****Please read below about special conditions for hosting this live event under COVID-19.*****

More than three decades into his career, singer/songwriter David Wilcox continues to push himself, just as he always has. Wilcox, by so many measures, is a quintessential folk singer, telling stories full of heart, humor, and hope, substance, searching, and style. His innate sense of adventure and authenticity is why critics and colleagues, alike, have always praised not just his artistry, but his humanity, as well.

That's very much by design. It's the result of a man giving himself over in gratitude and service to something bigger than himself. An early '80s move to Warren Wilson College in North Carolina set his wheels in motion, as he started playing guitar and writing songs, processing his own inner workings and accessing his own inner wisdom. In 1987, within a couple of years of graduating, Wilcox had released his first independent album, The Nightshift Watchman. A year later, he won the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Award and, in 1989, he signed with A&M Records, selling more than 100,000 copies of his A&M debut, How Did You Find Me Here.

In the 30 years and more than 20 records since — whether with a major label, an indie company, or his own imprint — Wilcox has continued to hone his craft, pairing thoughtful insights with his warm baritone, open tunings, and deft technique. He's also kept up a brisk and thorough tour itinerary, performing 80 to 100 shows a year throughout the U.S., and regularly deploying his talents by improvising a "Musical Medicine" song for an audience member in need. In recent years he’s taken that process a step further, carefully writing and recording dozens of his “Custom Songs” for long-time fans who seek his help in commemorating and explaining the key milestones in their lives.

Lest anyone think that he's lost his touch, Wilcox pulled no punches on his most recent release, 2018's The View From the Edge. Not only does the song cycle find him delving into mental health, family legacies, spiritual contemplations, and topical concerns, the song "We Make the Way By Walking" also won him the Grand Prize in the 2018 USA Songwriting Contest.

Wilcox’s honesty is why Rolling Stone has written that his "ongoing musical journey is compelling and richly deserving of a listen." It's also why Blue Ridge Public Radio has noted that, "The connection people feel with David’s music is also the connection they feel with each other." As Wilcox himself puts it, "I'm grateful to music. I have a life that feels deeply good, but when I started playing music, nothing in my life felt that good. I started to write songs because I wanted to find a way to make my life feel as good as I felt when I heard a great song. I don't think I'd be alive now if it had not been for music." And we’re all grateful for the result.

David's website: https://davidwilcox.com

David's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/mrdavidwilcox

Brooklyn, NY-based Jesse Ruben will open for David. His message is simple and direct. I can. You can. We Can. Read more about Jesse, his music and his message at https://www.jesseruben.com/

Performance 7-9pm. Doors open at 6:30pm. 

*****Important pandemic-resistant features of this concert*****
*****Subject to change per guidance from CDC, local officials, and venue management*****

  • This event will have a socially distanced, limited-capacity, theater-style seating arrangement.
  • Individual seats may be placed next to each other for same household groups attending together.
  • Event is open to fully vaccinated individuals only.
  • Attendees must wear masks inside the Owen Brown Interfaith Center.
  • No food or drink will be permitted for this performance.
  • Performers and venue staff have been fully vaccinated.
  • Performers will not be required to wear masks while performing.
  • All tickets for this show are $25 and must be purchased in advance.
  • No tickets will be sold at the door.
  • Ticketholders must present a printed ticket or a scan code via their smart phone on arrival at the venue.
  • In the event that guidelines change and an in-person performance is no longer permitted, the show will be live-streamed and available to ticketholders for online viewing.
  • If your situation changes and you are unable to attend the live show, you will still be able to view the livestream as a ticket holder. More details for that option will be available when tickets go on sale September 8.

After paying the artist, all profits benefit those in need through the charitable outreach of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia (UUCC). 

For more info, contact: [email protected] or call 410-381-0097

About the One World Coffeehouse:

The One World Coffeehouse started in 1999 with the goal to build a sense of community by presenting an array of artistic and musical talent in a comfortable, family-friendly setting. Evening performances happen most 3rd Saturdays in a grand listening room with candle-lit tables. Please support the Coffeehouse and this good cause by spreading the word and attending!

For additional info, check out:
www.youtube.com/OneWorldCoffeehouse 
www.facebook.com/oneworldcoffeehouseconcerts
http://uucolumbia.net/program

David Wilcox photo credit: Lynne Harty

Details

David Wilcox in Concert
Friday, October 08, 2021
This event is 
Age Limit: 

*****Please read below about special conditions for hosting this live event under COVID-19.*****

More than three decades into his career, singer/songwriter David Wilcox continues to push himself, just as he always has. Wilcox, by so many measures, is a quintessential folk singer, telling stories full of heart, humor, and hope, substance, searching, and style. His innate sense of adventure and authenticity is why critics and colleagues, alike, have always praised not just his artistry, but his humanity, as well.

That's very much by design. It's the result of a man giving himself over in gratitude and service to something bigger than himself. An early '80s move to Warren Wilson College in North Carolina set his wheels in motion, as he started playing guitar and writing songs, processing his own inner workings and accessing his own inner wisdom. In 1987, within a couple of years of graduating, Wilcox had released his first independent album, The Nightshift Watchman. A year later, he won the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Award and, in 1989, he signed with A&M Records, selling more than 100,000 copies of his A&M debut, How Did You Find Me Here.

In the 30 years and more than 20 records since — whether with a major label, an indie company, or his own imprint — Wilcox has continued to hone his craft, pairing thoughtful insights with his warm baritone, open tunings, and deft technique. He's also kept up a brisk and thorough tour itinerary, performing 80 to 100 shows a year throughout the U.S., and regularly deploying his talents by improvising a "Musical Medicine" song for an audience member in need. In recent years he’s taken that process a step further, carefully writing and recording dozens of his “Custom Songs” for long-time fans who seek his help in commemorating and explaining the key milestones in their lives.

Lest anyone think that he's lost his touch, Wilcox pulled no punches on his most recent release, 2018's The View From the Edge. Not only does the song cycle find him delving into mental health, family legacies, spiritual contemplations, and topical concerns, the song "We Make the Way By Walking" also won him the Grand Prize in the 2018 USA Songwriting Contest.

Wilcox’s honesty is why Rolling Stone has written that his "ongoing musical journey is compelling and richly deserving of a listen." It's also why Blue Ridge Public Radio has noted that, "The connection people feel with David’s music is also the connection they feel with each other." As Wilcox himself puts it, "I'm grateful to music. I have a life that feels deeply good, but when I started playing music, nothing in my life felt that good. I started to write songs because I wanted to find a way to make my life feel as good as I felt when I heard a great song. I don't think I'd be alive now if it had not been for music." And we’re all grateful for the result.

David's website: https://davidwilcox.com

David's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/mrdavidwilcox

Brooklyn, NY-based Jesse Ruben will open for David. His message is simple and direct. I can. You can. We Can. Read more about Jesse, his music and his message at https://www.jesseruben.com/

Performance 7-9pm. Doors open at 6:30pm. 

*****Important pandemic-resistant features of this concert*****
*****Subject to change per guidance from CDC, local officials, and venue management*****

  • This event will have a socially distanced, limited-capacity, theater-style seating arrangement.
  • Individual seats may be placed next to each other for same household groups attending together.
  • Event is open to fully vaccinated individuals only.
  • Attendees must wear masks inside the Owen Brown Interfaith Center.
  • No food or drink will be permitted for this performance.
  • Performers and venue staff have been fully vaccinated.
  • Performers will not be required to wear masks while performing.
  • All tickets for this show are $25 and must be purchased in advance.
  • No tickets will be sold at the door.
  • Ticketholders must present a printed ticket or a scan code via their smart phone on arrival at the venue.
  • In the event that guidelines change and an in-person performance is no longer permitted, the show will be live-streamed and available to ticketholders for online viewing.
  • If your situation changes and you are unable to attend the live show, you will still be able to view the livestream as a ticket holder. More details for that option will be available when tickets go on sale September 8.

After paying the artist, all profits benefit those in need through the charitable outreach of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia (UUCC). 

For more info, contact: [email protected] or call 410-381-0097

About the One World Coffeehouse:

The One World Coffeehouse started in 1999 with the goal to build a sense of community by presenting an array of artistic and musical talent in a comfortable, family-friendly setting. Evening performances happen most 3rd Saturdays in a grand listening room with candle-lit tables. Please support the Coffeehouse and this good cause by spreading the word and attending!

For additional info, check out:
www.youtube.com/OneWorldCoffeehouse 
www.facebook.com/oneworldcoffeehouseconcerts
http://uucolumbia.net/program

David Wilcox photo credit: Lynne Harty

Event Map

UUCC One World Coffeehouse  
7246 Cradlerock Way
Columbia, MD 21045