Additional personnel: Dan Tyminski (acoustic guitar); Pat McGrath, (acoustic, slide & electric guitars); Ron Block (acoustic, steel & electric guitars); Paul Franklin, Bruce Bouton (pedal steel guitar); Steuart Smith (electric guitar); Rob Ickes (dobro); Adam Steffy (mandolin); Alison Krauss (fiddle, viola); Andrea Zonn (fiddle); Viktor Krauss (accordian, acoustic bass, bass); Gary Smith, Matt Rollings (piano); Bill Cuomo (organ); Barry Bales (acoustic bass); David Hungate (electric bass); Kenny Aronoff (drums, tambourine); Larry Atamanuik (drums); Kenny Malone (conga, tambourine).
Personnel: Sidney Cox (vocals, tenor, acoustic guitar); Suzanne Cox (vocals, baritone); Evelyn Cox (tenor); Willard Cox (baritone); Ron Block, Pat McGrath (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Dan Tyminski (acoustic guitar); Stewart Smith (electric guitar); Rob Ickes (dobro); Adam Steffey (mandolin); Alison Krauss (fiddle, viola); Andrea Zonn (fiddle); Gary W. Smith , Matt Rollings (piano); Bill Cuomo (organ); Viktor Krauss, Barry Bales (acoustic bass); David Hungate (electric bass); Kenny Aronoff (drums, tabla); Larry Atamanuik (drums); Kenny Malone (tambourine).
The smooth and effortless vocal blend of the Cox Family make this a pleasurable experience throughout. And although their angelic four-part harmonies are based in bluegrass, to categorize the family in that genre solely, would be to pigeonhole them. The performances here also mix in country, gospel and a touch of blues, with top-notch session players providing a sound foundation that employs electric, as well as acoustic instruments and includes producer Alison Krauss' fiddle and viola playing on a couple of cuts. All four family members take turns singing lead, and there isn't a weak link in the group, nor a weak song on the album. Highlights include a great bluegrass reworking of Del Shannon's 1961 hit "Runaway" and the beautiful ballad "Nothing Else I Can Do," penned by Sidney and Suzanne Cox. ~ Jack Leaver