Friday, December 22, 2006

More stuff I listen to

Been a few weeks since i mentioned any of the music i really like, so here are a few recommendations from another artist that i admire for his musicality and songwriting skills. Having gone through the heavy guitar rock thing in my youth (actually, that's a bit of a fib, have listened to Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, King's X and Frank Zappa in the past few days) I really appreciate guitar artistry and tend to veer now in my aged state to acoustic guitar based music. I've already mentioned Martyn Joseph in these pages and Bruce Cockburn, so here is David Wilcox.

Another great songwriter, both melodically and lyrically, Wilcox's music is passionate, though mellow, thoughtful and spiritual, though not overtly Christian (if the guy is even a Christian, it's not a qualification someone has to have before i listen, see list above!!!!). I love his often understated, but always perfect, guitar playing and his melodies offer the ear something to chew over whilst the brain (and heart) engage with the words. I quoted a line about a 'pocket sized God' from the album 'turning point' here.

So, if you want to hear a track then go to the David Wilcox Website or follow these links to amazon if you really want to explore!!! These are all albums i have, so i can recommend them highly.

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