HM News Movie Reviews
John Cox in Concert - January 29, 2011
Artist: John Cox
Release Date: January, 2011
Duration: 3 tracks, 12:46
John Cox again! Often, the term ‘again’ has a negative connotation – ‘taxes AGAIN, snow AGAIN!’ Not in this case. Annually, John Cox and band make a pilgrimage to the Cup ‘O Joy music venue in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Highlighting this visit was the debut of 3 new songs bringing the Cox fan back to early offerings of Sunny Day and 80 Years. These were Cox’s initial recordings earmarking Cox as one of the genre’s most talented writers / performers.
While each of the 2 sets
the band performed this night included Cox highlights, the 3 songs debuted
stood tall on their own. Filled with layered guitars and solid percussion
these new entries harkened back to his early years with gritty guitar and
wrenching vocals pulled from heart-felt experience. New songs include:
Giving of his deepest emotions without reservation in lyrics and performance is a John Cox trade mark. A prolific song writer and soulful performer, he expresses truthfully what each of us has felt at varying points in our lives. His life stories have found a place in ours.
Scott S. Mertens