Dinner with David Wilcox (To Benefit Ecodharma Retreat Center)

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Home of Russ & Diane

3780 23rd Street

Boulder, CO 80304

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Whah?! Dinner with David Wilcox?

• YeAHhh!! This may likely be your only chance to enjoy a lovely dinner in someone’s home with special guest, David Wilcox. And while you’re listening to a song or two from David over wine in the living room, you will be supporting a worthy cause with a significant donation to the Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center (RMERC). Enjoy connecting with other music fans and supporters of RMERC for a casual evening in north Boulder, limited to 16 guests.

• The term ecodharma is a new word for most of us. RMERC Vice President and author of several books on Buddhism and ecodharma, David Loy, will also be there to answer any questions you have about this new trend in the world of meditation.

• Tickets must purchased by March 4th for David to make travel plans.


What your ticket to this dinner includes:

• Saturday - private dinner for a maximum of 16 in a north Boulder home with special guest, David Wilcox at 6:30PM on April 14. We can look forward to a song or two from David!

• Friday - premier seating at the 7:30PM, David Wilcox concert on Friday, April 13 at Columbine Spiritual Center.

• Friday - pot luck dinner at 6:00PM on Friday (at Columbine Spiritual Center) prior to the show. A main course will be provided, so please bring a side dish, salad or dessert, and send a brief email to Russ at rhullet@mac.com if you are coming, with the number of people attending.


How do these events help to fund RMERC?

• An RMERC supporter is donating the full cost of the concert and dinner to RMERC, allowing 100% of your ticket price to help pay for essential renovations to the RMERC lodge.

• A donor is also offering matching grants to all ticket buyers to the private dinner event, doubling the impact of your ticket purchase.

• You'll get a receipt for the portion of your ticket (anything over $100) that is tax deductible.


This event is being offered by:
Living Room Live, an ongoing house concert series in Boulder, is hosting this event in conjunction with RMERC. To be added to the Living Room Live invitation list, email Russ at rhullet@mac.com.



About the Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center:

To open in June of 2018, the Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center is located on 180 acres of pristine mountain landscape above Jamestown, CO. This center is unique in that it serves not only meditation groups seeking extended practice, but also a growing number of meditators seeking social and environmental engagement. For more info on RMERC or to make a donation, go to RMERC.org.

For more info on ecodharma and how meditators can be politically active, see books by RMERC’s Vice President, David Loy, at davidloy.org.


Videos of David's Music:
David Wilcox - Hurricane (Bing Lounge) - https://youtu.be/BKlGNmVU2kY
David Wilcox - The View From The Edge - https://youtu.be/wcRLOCQaM0o?t=47s
David Wilcox - Single Candle (Bing Lounge) - https://youtu.be/FHb-zQt0TPc?t=1m14s
David Wilcox at TEDxFurmanU - https://youtu.be/Z1RKiCBO3pE?t=7m12s


About David Wilcox:
Cleveland-born David Wilcox is a father, a husband, a citizen and a songwriter. First inspired to play guitar after hearing a fellow college student playing in a stairwell, Wilcox is now 18 records into a career marked by personal revelation and wildly loyal fans. 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.



Wilcox released an independent album in 1987, was a winner of the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk award in 1988, and by 1989 he had signed with A&M Records. His first release on the label, How Did You Find Me Here, sold over 100,000 copies the first year largely by word of mouth.



Considered a 'songwriter's songwriter', his songs have been covered by artists such as k.d. lang and many others. In addition to his writing prowess, 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 extensively 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.”

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Reviews of David’s music and performances:
"For any singer-songwriter to be able to muster passion, hope and grace after 15 years in the unsung folk genre is an accomplishment, and as such, David Wilcox is infinitely accomplished.”
Paste Magazine

"Folkin Great!”
San Francisco Bay Guardian

"A charismatic performance by a star still waiting to be discovered by a much larger audience.”
The New York Times

"David Wilcox's ongoing musical journey [is]... compelling and richly deserving of a listen.”
Rolling Stone


"Factor in a strong acoustic guitar technique that eschews simplistic strumming in favor of expressive finger-picking, and a pleasant voice that sounds like a more insistent, fuller bodied James Taylor, and you have a solid solo-acoustic performer who will make his way even if he doesn't serve ear candy.”
Los Angeles Times


"But Wilcox has that specific inner light - he can carry any issue of significance to him straight into a listener's heart... And when he does it, to borrow one of his song titles, he makes it look easy.”
LA Weekly


"The concert was an incredibly cleansing experience. Songs with passionate, beautiful lyrics sung in a soulful voice, backed by crisp acoustic guitar arrangements that took me on an emotional roller-coaster ride (I know, kind of sounds like a wine steward describing a fine Burgundy, right?)”
Kevin Nealon in Spin Magazine

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