Australian Kristy Cox has come to Nashville and also joined the folks at Pisgah Ridge Records to produce a wonderful new project produced by Jerry Salley. Salley also co-wrote six of the ten new songs on this CD, and Cox herself co-wrote five. Accompanying Cox on this effort are David Johnson (fiddle, resonator guitar), Darren Nicholson (mandolin), Steve Sutton (banjo), Stephen Mougin (guitar), Mike Bub (bass), and guest vocalists include Jerry Salley, Jennifer Nicholson, and Darren Nicholson.
Cox’s clear and pleasant voice is heard right up front and the harmony blends are tight. Instrumentally, the band is par none and the song arrangements show the Salley touch. Selections include “You’re My Kind Of Train Wreck,” “Love Builds The Bridges,” “This,” “One Heartbreak Away,” “I’m Not Gonna Sing The Blues,” “I’ll Cry Tonight,” “Widow’s Whiskey,” “My Favorite Hour,” and a Cox/Salley duet on “When It Comes To You.”
This is a very good effort. Fans who are familiar with Ms. Cox with find this new project a welcome addition, and this CD will surely introduce her to a whole host of new fans. (Crossroads Music, P.O. Box 829, Arden, NC 28704, www.crossroadsmusic.com.)BF