Cox's Army is a Chicago-based traditional Bluegrass band, led by 'Cousin' Chuck Cox (Guitar, Lead Vocal). Founded in 2016, the band features Laird Patten (Banjo), Jon Williams (Mandolin, Baritone Vocal), and Jack Campbell (Bass, Tenor Vocal).
The band keeps things traditional and acoustic, but believes that there is plenty of room for new material and innovation within that style. Their live show is built around a blend of Chuck Cox's original songs, and a healthy dose of classic bluegrass songs. Authentic performance is a core value of Cox's Army. The band most often performs around a small mic cluster to deliver their signature vocal harmonies, and they 'work the mic' like classic bluegrass bands, to emphasize featured instrumental breaks.
Debut album, “Green Eyed Train” (release date 10/25/18) was recorded in the same spirit, as each track is a complete performance without edits or modern studio tricks. The album was recorded in Chicago, with Chris Walz producing the sessions, and the tracks were mixed with the experienced ear of Rickey Wasson in Clay City, KY.
Cox's Army live at Meadowgreen Park 4/14/18 - Clay City , KY