"Reverie" available now in MP3, CD and FLAC formats at our store..
was recorded in front of a live audience, but it's not a 'live' album;
it features all new songs, with no applause heard on the recording. It
was done live to capture the energy of songs taking flight through many
ears, minds, and hearts.
April 16th, 2009: "Open Hand" available now in MP3, CD and FLAC formats, with free exclusive acoustic EP when you buy from our store.. that's
right, when you buy the album, you'll automatically be offered a free 7
track mp3 download, only here at What Are Records? (why haven't you gone to the store yet?)
David Wilcox’s ‘Open Hand’ was recorded in 7 days from start to finish
in December 2008 on 2 inch 16 track analog tape. No computer tricks
were used, all of the songs on this release were recorded live, just 4
human beings playing music together. Very minimal overdubs were used,
so most all of what you hear is exactly as it was played together by
David and the other musicians live. Dan Phelps produced and played
guitar and keyboard, Jon Evans: bass guitar and upright bass, James
McAlister: drums and percussion.
Hand’ is David’s 16th release. Since he performs solo acoustic almost
exclusively, he is able avoid the common 8 or 10 week tour, preferring
instead to strike a balance between traveling for shows and being at
home in Asheville NC with his family. It’s more than just a good
balance for his life, he compares the two worlds of touring and
creativity at home as being akin to the in breath and the out breath -
inspiration and expression.
February 18th, 2008 Preview a song from "Live At Workplay" here!
February 18th, 2008 New CD "Airstream" and new double DVD "Live At Workplay" Available Now!! How's
this for a double feature - first up, the new, stripped down album
"Airstream." "Airstream" makes its distinctive musical and lyrical
points with a range of contemporary styles, from folk balladry to
acoustic soul and reggae. All could easily have inspired full-scale
arrangements, but Wilcox chose to make a recording as intimate as his
one-man shows - just his versatile baritone and agile guitar work.
“We decided to make this a voice-and-guitar record; even beautiful
harmonies didn't make it to the mix,” David said. “The simple
arrangements just worked best for this batch of songs.”
the long-awaited "Live At Workplay" DVD. This is a 2 DVD set, with a
full, unedited concert on Disc 1. Disc 2 is all bonus features, David
talking about the stories behind the songs, some guitar how-to, a bit
about how he gets his sound for all the gear heads out there and a very
unique discussion of how he approaches songwriting - sort of a 'how-to'
for aspiring songwriters, but its as much a 'why-to' as well.