Wilcox solos on new Carbondale stage | AspenTimes.com

Wilcox solos on new Carbondale stage

the Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Singer-songwriter David Wilcox plays the first official concert at the new Thunder River Theatre in Carbondale tonight. (Contributed photo)

Award-winning singer-songwriter David Wilcox will perform a solo acoustic show at 8 p.m. today at the Thunder River Theatre in Carbondale.With 10 albums to his credit -five of them reaching gold – and another due for release in the spring, Wilcox has been recognized during his more than 15-year career for his songwriting and live performances.

Wilcox’s most recent release, a 2005 collaboration with his wife, Nance, is titled “Out Beyond Ideas.” The album offers a collection of mystical poems gathered from a wide range of religious traditions and philosophies, set to music.Although he enjoys the creative process of making records, the guitarist, lyricist and storyteller said he most enjoys being fully engaged with his audiences during live performances.

“When I’m on stage, I realize that the real instrument I’m playing is not the strings and the words and what the songs are,” said Wilcox, an Ohio native, in a statement. “It’s the emotion of the room and finding ways to draw people in and getting them together – moving from one emotion to another. That’s the real instrument.”General admission tickets are $28 and $38, and are available in advance at Sounds Easy in Carbondale and the Wheeler Opera House, though few advance tickets were available. Tickets will be available at the Thunder River Theatre on the night of the show.

The Thunder River Theatre is Carbondale’s new performance space that celebrated its grand opening Dec. 30. The facility, located at 67 Promenade, one block north of Main Street in Carbondale (between Fourth and Sixth streets), serves as the permanent home of the Thunder River Theatre Company.Additional information about the show is available by calling 925-7379.