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Everybodys Reaching Out for Someone
Cox Family
Everybodys Reaching Out for Someone
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop
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All Artists: Cox Family
Title: Everybodys Reaching Out for Someone
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rounder / Umgd
Release Date: 4/1/1993
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop
Styles: Bluegrass, Classic Country, Traditional Folk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 011661029729, 011661029743

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Cox Family Crosses Over
Todd A Enders | San Francisco, California | 01/05/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"With "Everybody's Reaching Out For Someone" the Cox Family not only states the obvious but turns it into a beautiful theme explored through tracks that cover the range from pure-hick bluegrass to countryish ballads. Featuring clean vocal harmony and accomplished instrumental work, the star of the album is how the Cox Family brings it all together, not just in their conciseness of arrangements, but in their ability to make country and bluegrass accessible to more general listeners. "I've got that old feeling" has all the changeups of mellow bluegrass with enough hooks to catch the most burnt-out pop listener and take him for a delightful ride."
Alison Krauss proudly presents: The Cox Family!
Mark J. Fowler | Okinawa, Japan | 06/27/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"There are many "musical families" in the old-timey genre, and the best ones have a musician who really shines. The Cox Family is a family group with SEVERAL "stars". In particular brother and sister Sidney and Suzanne Cox have pleasant, yearning, soulful voices. Suzanne may be the closest thing in Bluegrass to Alison Krauss. And speaking of Alison - she orchestrated this recording, the Cox's debut on Ms. Krauss' Rounder label. Sidney has a great voice, but perhaps his greatest talent is as a songwriter, as Alison had already recorded several of his tunes including "I've Got That Old Feeling", which the Cox Family redoes here with Sidney singing lead and Suzanne and Alison providing heavenly harmony for on the choruses.All of the numbers here make their mark, from the opening "Standing by the Bedside of a Neighbor" to the final ballad "Backroads". Alison lends not only her fine voice and ear, but also her bandmates at the time, and if there is a limitation to this recording it is that The Cox Family had a heck of a time in concert thereafter re-creating the instrumental tracks that were laid down by Union Station Wizards Adam Steffey, Ron Block, etc.More "country" and less pop-sounding than Alison's own recordings, The Cox Family are simply a treat to listen to. No coincidence that they were asked to participate on the soundtrack for "O Brother, Where Art Thou"? (That's the Cox Family performing at the political rally while Holly Hunter is in the Woolworth arguing with George Clooney.)"
One of the best modern bluegrass bands.
Joe Sixpack -- | Middle America | 04/11/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Slick as they are, the Coxes are also quite soulful. This is a nice, solid set of country-drenched bluegrass vocal tunes, with a harmony style reminiscent of the Dolly Parton/Emmylou Harris/Linda Ronstadt "Trio" albums. Great song selection, a nice mix of sacred and secular material, several oldies by folks such as Bill Clifton, Jim & Jesse, and fine originals written by Sidney and Suzanne Cox. Recommended!"