This past April, North Carolina-based Folk/Pop singer/songwriter David Wilcox came to Cincinnati to record a unique "live album" at The Monastery, the recording/performance facilities run by local producer/guitarist/singer/songwriter Ric Hordinski. The resultant album, 'Reverie,' is being released Tuesday, and in its honor Wilcox will be in town to perform a more traditional "concert" at The Monastery.
Another week, another teetering pile of releases to consider. I've already run seriously short on time again for this posting due to accumulating deadlines and last-minute assignments from a variety of sources. Good for my bottom line, bad for my schedule. This week I'm checking out new CDs from Roky Erickson, Apples in Stereo, Ozomatli, Shelby Lynne, Sweet Apple and Matt Pond PA.
Seeing your favorite artists live is always a kick, but have you ever wondered what it would be like to sit in while they recorded an album? Fans of David Wilcox can do that very thing Friday and Saturday, when he visits Ric Hordinski's Monastery studio in Walnut Hills.
From his first album 22 years ago, David Wilcox has transcended traditional Folk/Pop singer/songwriter status by crafting compelling short stories of
everyday life and love set to an infectiously engaging soundtrack. Above it all is his expressive and mellow baritone and fluid guitar style, translating word and melody in tales of hope, sorrow, heartbreak and hilarity that explore the full range of human emotion.