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David Wilcox w/special guests Lonesome Val and The Lonesome Units
November 17, 2018 at 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
David Wilcox comes to the Linda – WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio – Saturday Nov. 17th at 8 pm. Wilcox, the master songwriter, guitarist and spiritual seeker is touring on the heels of his 21st album, The View From the Edge – a record that many are calling his best yet.
Those who know David Wilcox’s work know how exhaustively he pours his heart and soul into his songwriting and recording. It’s his technical ability and meticulous craftsmanship that elevate this work, as he employs an impressive repertoire of tunings and cut capos in his unique approach to the guitar. More than anything, however, it is the intimate storytelling and the deeply held messages of Wilcox’s lyrics that are taken to heart and held so closely by his listeners. The View From the Edge is an album that reflects four years of thinking, writing, crafting, playing and life.
“This record feels like a first record because I had so many songs to choose from,” Wilcox explains. “I had kind of given up on making records: People don’t buy shiny discs, music is free and who cares, right? I have always loved playing live, and that’s how I earn my living, so I didn’t see the logic in spending all that money to make more shiny disks.” So David was pleasantly surprised when his loyal audience stepped up and funded the new album through an Indiegogo campaign. They love hearing their favorites, but they still wanted new music!
While Wilcox almost always hits the stage as soon as the lights go down, for his show at The Linda, he’s invited Albany’s own Lonesome Val to open the night with a set of her country-tinged songs, written and recorded during her time in NYC. She’ll be backed by her old band-mates from The Units/Fear of Strangers, Todd Nelson, Steve Cohen and Al Kash. Perennial favorites, voted #2 in the late-lamented Metroland Magazine’s all-time list of Capital District artists, those rare Units reunions are always a big event. As Lonesome Val, she released two classic CDs on Hoboken-based Bar None Records (“Lonesome Val produced by Grammy winner Stewart Lerman and “NYC” produced by Suzzy Roche) and was the winner of Musician Magazine’s worldwide Best Unsigned Band contest, with Elvis Costello and Mark Knopfler singing her praises.
November 17th promises to be a great night at the Linda. Don’t miss it!
“David Wilcox’s ongoing musical journey is compelling and richly deserving of a listen.” Rolling Stone
$30 at the door