David Wilcox: “The Thinking Man’s James Taylor”

In case you haven’t heard him, I’ll introduce you to David Wilcox the same way he was introduced to me back in 1989: with the song that relates the experience of falling a little deeper for someone than they fell for you. “Language of the Heart” shows off both his lyrical gift and his gift for lyrical guitar playing.
This isn’t a perfect performance–Wilcox was quite ill on this particular night, almost to the point of passing out onstage. But fortunately he wasn’t playing “Won’t Get Fooled Again”.
“The thinking man’s James Taylor” was something a writer slapped on Wilcox early in his career. It’s a fair description.


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