David Wilcox is one of those worthy singer/songwriters and guitarists who has been on the periphery of my musical vision for like 15 years (I mean, you can only stare at so many flames at one time, right?). I first heard of him when I made a visit to a songs.com client in Asheville, NC back in 1995. But a week or so ago I found myself listening to an episode of the CDBaby DIY Musician's Pocast (episode #20 — good luck finding it on the website…) with David's manager, Tom Simonson. Long story short, one thing led to another, I've exchanged a few e-mails with Mr. Simonson, and this morning found myself listening to the tunes on David Wilcox's site at ReverbNation. Straight out of the box, I was knocked out by the first track, "Dream Again." It's a wonderful song, full of lush, sonorous guitar licks (is that a baritone guitar?). And more importantly, it's a compelling reminder that, despite our fractious and frightening times, there is more to America than going shopping.
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