Singer-songwriter, is one of America’s true original troubadours.  In a career spanning four decades, he has recorded 17 albums, had several hundred covers of his songs, including the American folk classic “Garden Song” [Inch by Inch, Row by Row] and performed in clubs, concert halls and festivals across the US, Canada and Europe. He has appeared on numerous broadcasts, including National Public Radio’s A Prairie Home Companion. Known for his carefully written, poetic offerings, his body of work has provided material for an eclectic list of artists that includes Alison Krauss, Pete Seeger, Hal Ketchum, Emmylou Harris, John Denver and the Muppets.

As Sing Out has said about “Songwriting doesn’t get much better than this, and performing doesn’t get much more honest.”  People everywhere seem to understand what David Mallett’s songs are about.  Although they are rooted in place, they speak to the essential things that move us all.  If you grow up in a small rural town, as Mallett did, you can’t help but learn its stories.  He knows about the people who shouldn’t have stayed, but did, and those who shouldn’t have left, but did.  The loss of American towns and rural landscapes is the subject of many of his songs, as are the issues of wilderness preservation and the struggle of the common man.

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Photo of The Lyceum  The Alexandria Lyceum was founded in 1838, by a group of well-educated local men with an interest in improving public educational and cultural opportunities throughout the community.  In 1839, the group joined with the Alexandria Library to construct a new home for both organizations, the building known today simply as The Lyceum.  This historic site has also served as a Civil War hospital ward, a private residence, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Nation’s first Bicentennial Visitor’s Center.  Today, as the Alexandria History Museum at The Lyceum, the site offers exhibitions, public programs, a museum store, and facility rentals.

The Lyceum is located in Old Town Alexandria, near many shops, restaurants, and other museums and historic sites.  The City of Alexandria provides a comprehensive list of directions to The Lyceum on their website.  Parking in the Lyceum’s parking lot is very limited. We recommend that you use metered parking on the street or one of the many parking lots & garages nearby.  More information about parking options in Old Town Alexandria can also be found on the city’s website.