David Wilcox

David Wilcox

Justin Farren

Thursday, November 8th

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$22 ADV / $26 DOOR (plus fees)

  • All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee.

David Wilcox
David Wilcox
“David Wilcox’s ongoing musical journey is compelling and richly deserving of a listen.” Rolling Stone

Cleveland-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, 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.

His latest record The View From the Edge (2018) is a collection of powerful new songs, many of which he has been performing at live shows for the past several years. It’s an album that reflects four years of thinking, writing, crafting, playing and life.

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."

Photo: Lynne Harty
Justin Farren
Justin Farren
Justin Farren is an acclaimed yet unassuming singer songwriter from Sacramento California where he lives in a house that he literally built with his own two hands, about which he says, "it's like living in a museum of my own mistakes".

When it comes to his songs, Justin Farren is nothing short of a master craftsman. With a humble and humorous perspective, Justin paints lyrical pictures that are firmly rooted in the reality of day to day life, often expressing his own doubts and experiences. His songs are real, thoughtful, undeniable, fun and often compared to those of Dan Bern, Greg Brown, Paul Simon, and Jack Johnson. His guitar playing is lively, intricate, and seemingly boundless. The Sacramento New & Review describes him as "The storyteller with an impeccable voice, a guitar and a head full of funny, tender and engaging observation".

Justin has played numerous shows on California's west coast and has been honored to open for national artists including Bret Dennen, Hot Buttered Rum, Matt Costa, Jackie Greene, Bhi Bhiman and Amber Rubarth. He was voted "Best Lyricist" in 2010 by Sacramento Magazine and and "Best Musician" in 2009 and 2010 by the Sacramento News and Review. Justin's song "Midnight at The Fair" was voted the "2012 SONG OF THE YEAR" at The West Coast Songwriters, Berkeley Chapter Playoffs. He'll be heading back to the Freight & Salvage to participate in the state-wide GRAND PLAYOFF event this August Justin recently wrapped up a spring tour which included shows in Sacramento, Carson City, Petaluma, San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Ana and Stockton. He will continue to perform regionally through the fall.