“In silence all our usual patterns assault us. That’s why most of us give up rather quickly. When Jesus was led into the wilderness the first things to show up were the wild beasts.”
We are privileged to have world renowned singer / songwriter / storyteller, David Wilcox, joining us as our retreat facilitator through a theme of “Story, Song & Solitude.”
For decades David Wilcox has been making music that bravely navigates a path through the emotional static of modern life towards a better place. With a style that The Boston Globe says “Combines the best of both pop and modern folk aesthetics,” he writes songs that are wake up calls to the heart, balm for the soul.
“For me, it feels like when I look out at the world there’s just a need for people to be talking about where they get their hope now,” Wilcox says, “That’s what my music has always been about. These days, there’s so much adversity and loss of hope that anything you can offer that’s on the positive side is a welcome relief.” -David Wilcox
David’s own musical story began in college, when he took up the guitar after hearing a fellow student playing “Buckets Of Rain” by Bob Dylan. He picked up the guitar and began to experiment. Within a few months, he was writing his own songs. Drawing on influences from James Taylor to Motown to Joni Mitchell (she inspired him to explore alternate tunings), he created a sound that is both highly personal and emotionally forthright.