Back in the 80’s the pot didn’t spillith over with songwriters as it does today. Even then, however, David Wilcox stood out. He covered deeper subjects than many, expressed himself in poetic devises with ease, and used elaborate tunings. He still does this today and drew quite a crowd at the Kent Stage in Northeast Ohio Friday, January 13.
Ironically, David didn’t play many familiar songs. He began with many new ones and covered other writers such as Peter Mayer and Cliff Eberhardt. No one objected because Wilcox is a consumate performer. He speaks naturally between and during songs, yet the presentation is very theatrical; he leads you like an actor in a play. Of course his songs and his singing hold up too – that’s why people came.