Cox Family

Date: 1995 July 25
Length: 90 min.
Call Number: OHC340

Biography

Bluegrass gospel group. Family group, members include father Willard Cox (born June 9, 1937), and children Evelyn (born June 20, 1959), Sidney (born July 21, 1965), and Suzanne (born June 5, 1967). Their collaboration with Alison Krauss produced the Grammy Award-winning bluegrass gospel album “I Know Who Holds Tomorrow”.

Interview Summary

1995 July 25
(1 hour, 30 minutes)
Bluegrass gospel group the Cox Family discuss their career. Discussion includes father Willard’s childhood and musical influences; forming the family band; performing on the Old South Jamboree; their first 45-rpm recording, “Broken Engagement”; meeting Alison Krauss and performing with her at the Ryman Auditorium; Suzanne’s and Sidney’s songwriting collaborations; their then-new album “Just When We’re Thinking It’s Over”; moving from Rounder Records to Asylum Records; touring with the Counting Crows; fulfilling their goals in their own way.