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.
Early on, Wilcox was favorably compared to the likes of James Taylor, Joni Mitchell and John Gorka, but his 13 good-to-great studio albums (including his latest, this year’s excellent Open Hand), two live albums and best-of package (he’s never really had any “hits” to speak of) have proven that Wilcox should no longer be measured against those Folk/Pop icons as an acolyte but can stand with them as a peer and an influence in his own right.
He plays Molly Malone's in Covington at 8 p.m. $20; $25 day of. Get show details and Sound Advice here.