David Wilcox and Nance Pettit

David Wilcox and Nance Pettit

BandFolkAcoustic

"An eager, unapologetic sincerity flows from the heart of David Wilcox's acoustic music." ROLLING STONE

Biography

"When this Rumi poem spoke to us from the pages of a book several years ago, we did not consider its global implications. We just knew that we could relate to the concept in our own hearts."

David Wilcox and Nance Pettit

This CD features David Wilcox and Nance Pettit, the two have set music to some of the world’s best-known mystical poets for Out Beyond Ideas—Songs For Peace. All proceeds from the sale of this CD benefit the international peace work of The University of Maryland Center for International Development and Conflict Management (CIDCM) Partners in Conflict and Partners in Peacebuilding Projects. All songs were based on poetry translated from the original languages by the following: Coleman Barks, Peter Cole, Daniel Ladinsky, Gabriel Levin, and Stephen Mitchell. If you'd like to learn more about the project, you can visit: outbeyondideas.org

Lyrics

On A Day When The Wind Is Perfect

Written By: Jalaludin Rumi

On A Day When The Wind Is Perfect
from Out Beyond Ideas

On a day when the wind is perfect,
The sail just needs to open
and the world is full of beauty.
Today is such a day.

There's a breeze that can enter your soul.
This love that I know plays the drum

Arms move around me.
Who can contain their self before this beauty?

On a day when the wind is perfect,
The sail just needs to open and the love begins.

Today is such a day.
Today is such a day.

Jalaludin Rumi
Translated by: Daniel Ladinsky
Lyric arrangement (and words) from and based on a poem in Love Poems From God, copyright 2002 by Daniel Ladinsky. Used by permission of Daniel Ladinsky

Absolutely Clear

Written By: Shams-ud-din Muhammad Hafiz

Absolutely Clear
from Out Beyond Ideas

Don't surrender your loneliness
So quickly, Let it cut more deep.
Let it ferment and season you.
As few human or devine ingredients can.

Something missing in my heart tonight,
Has made my eyes so soft,
My voice so tender.
My need of God absolutely clear.

Don't surrender your loneliness so quickly.

Shams-ud-din Muhammad Hafiz

Translated by: Daniel Ladinsky
Lyric arrangement (and words) from and based on a poem in The Subject Tonight Is Love, copyright 1996 and 2003 by Daniel Ladinsky. Used by permission of Daniel Ladinsky

Discography

Tracks:
How Did the Rose Ever Open
The Breeze at Dawn
Slicing Potatoes
On A Day When The Wind Is Perfect
Absolutely Clear
No One Knows His Name
Some Seeds
Farsi Intro
Out Beyond Ideas
You Who Knew Me
The Elephant Story
Midnight
This We Have Now
Trembling With Joy
The Shell Trick
Three Things
Awake My Dear

Musicians:
David Wilcox - Guitar/Vocals
Nance Pettit - Vocals
Bill Kreutzman - Drums
Amos Heller - Bass
Josh Seurkamp - Drums
Ric Hordinski - electric guitars, loops, treatments, percussion, keyboards
Phil Keaggy - additional guitars
Matt Slocum - cello
Paul Patterson - violin
Jim Feist - tabla
Chris Rosser - dotar, harmonium
Leda Saeedian - Farsi recitation of Rumi Poem

Produced by: Ric Hordinski
Paintings used in CD packaging: Najwa al-Amin
Packaging design: Eric Schumacher
Photos of Nance and David: Sprintz Hall Photography
Photos of Najwa's art: Stuart Dahne