Asheville’s David Wilcox stands among the best loved singers, songwriters, and guitarists of his generation. Wilcox plays at The ArtsCenter on Sunday, January 20th. Tickets are $19 general, $23 the day of the show and $15 for Friends of The ArtsCenter and may be purchased at www.artscenterlive.org or by calling The ArtsCenter box office at 919-929-2787.
As a student at Warren Wilson College during the 1980s, Wilcox discovered and flourished in the scene built around Black Mountain, NC folk club, McDibbs. In a mere two years he went from releasing his debut album, The Nightshift Watchman, on a label run by local dulcimer maker Jerry Read Smith to signing with A&M and selling 100,000 copies of his second. After a quarter century on the road and 17 albums filled with songs more like memoirs than novels, he continues to find and deliver joy, inspiration, and invention to a loyal supporter base.
“The concert was an incredibly cleansing experience. Songs with passionate, beautiful lyrics sung in a soulful voice, backed by crisp acoustic guitar arrangements that took me on an emotional roller-coaster ride (I know, kind of sounds like a wine steward describing a fine Burgundy, right?)” – said comedian Kevin Nealon (SNL, Weeds) about David Wilcox in Spin Magazine
Programs at The ArtsCenter are supported in part by Chapel Hill Restaurant Group, Courtyard by Marriott, Giorgios Hospitality Group, The North Carolina Arts Council and the Orange County Arts Commission.
The ArtsCenter is a non-profit teaching and presenting organization founded in 1974. The largest employer of artists in Orange County, NC, it serves nearly 60,000 people annually, through classes, studios, concerts, theatre, spoken word, gallery displays, more than 80 school shows, and more. The ArtsCenter exerts a local economic impact of almost $2,900,000 which generates the equivalent of 78 full time jobs and $231,000 in state and local tax revenue.