January Franciscan Music: ‘Do I Dare’ by David Wilcox

Sister JulieAnn Sheahan

January 07, 2015

Career, Calling, Vocation. Gifts and talents, desire and destinies. “How many loaves do you have?” Jesus asked in a recent Gospel reading? What are your gifts as a young adult? As a college student? As a Catholic growing in faith? Everyone who seriously reflects on life at some point asks “ Do I dare believe? Do I dare step forward? Why is it so challenging for some to discern a calling in life?”

Franciscan Sisters at SEEK2015

Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity invite you to listen, reflect and act on David Wilcox’s music Do I Dare.

Do I Dare comes from one of David Wilcox’s early albums. ”The Night Watchman”. It’s constructed around one of the most deeply profound and personal questions anyone can ask.

“Do I dare believe and let love lead my life?”
Rather than simply affirming, the singer honestly explores that question, candidly admitting:

“I don’t have all the answers I can’t explain it all I’m not sure where I’m going But I think I hear a call”

 About David Wilcox

Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity are featuring Do I Dare by David WilcoxCleveland-born David Wilcox was inspired to play guitar after hearing a fellow college student playing in a stairwell.  His lyrical insight is matched by a smooth baritone voice, virtuosic guitar chops, and creative open tunings, giving him a range and tenderness rare in folk music.  He released an independent album in 1987, was a winner of the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk award in 1988.

Now, in a career marked by personal revelation and wildly loyal fans, David continues to find and deliver joy, inspiration, and invention. His latest album ‘blaze’ is a “complex blossom of contradictions that is held together at the center by this blissfully focused state of mind that I first came to know while pedaling across the country. The blossom of this record has petals that go out in different, seemingly contradictory directions.”

Considered a ‘songwriter’s songwriter’, his skills as a performer and storyteller are unmatched.  He holds audiences rapt with nothing more than a single guitar, thoroughly written songs, a fearless ability to mine the depths of human emotions of joy, sorrow and everything in between, and all tempered by a quick and wry wit.

Reflecting on well over 20 years of record-making and touring around the US and world, Wilcox says, “Music still stretches out before me like the head-lights of a car into the night.  It’s way beyond where I am, but it shows where I’m going.  I used to think that my goal was to catch up, but now I’m grateful that the music is always going to be way out in front to inspire me.”

Links

http://davidwilcox.com/

https://www.facebook.com/Davidwilcoxmusic