The Cox Family

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s

Biography

Willard Cox (9 June 1937, Cotton Valley, Louisiana, USA), an oil field worker from Cotton Valley, Louisiana, USA, grew up listening to country, bluegrass and gospel music. He played the fiddle and sang with his brothers for pleasure. His wife Marie was a local country singer and their children, Evelyn (b. 20 June 1959, Springhill, Louisiana, USA: guitar), Lynn (bass), Sidney (b. 21 July 1965, Homer, Louisiana, USA; banjo) and Suzanne (b. 5 June 1967, Springhill, Louisiana, USA; mandolin) inherited a love of the same music. Willard put together a demo tape in 1974 to obtain bookings. Soon they were performing far afield and Willard was able to give up his day job. In 1989, Alison Krauss heard one of their tapes and was captivated by their sound and by Sidney’s songwriting. The title track of Krauss’ I’ve Got That Old Feeling was written by Sidney, while Suzanne sang harmony on the album. Krauss produced their highly acclaimed albums for Rounder...

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