The release of Burning Bright in late 2019 saw Laura Cox truly take off and gain the recognition her songwriting and guitar playing deserves. Like many modern musicians, Laura earned her stripes on YouTube before hitting the road as a touring musician with the Laura Cox Band.
Since then, Laura and her band have gone from strength to strength, playing bigger venues and earning high profile tours with artists such as Jared James Nichols.
Like many, the Laura Cox Band are currently in lockdown, and off the road for the foreseeable future. With time on her hands, Laura spoke to RUSHONROCK’s Adam Keys about the albums that are getting her through the lockdown. Check out Laura’s top 10 quarantine albums below:
10 – The Lazys – Tropical Hazards
If you feel like headbanging, this is a pure classic hard rock album! I’m a big Airbourne fan, and The Lazys remind me of them in a lot of ways. I got to see them live a few months ago, and it sounded exactly like the album, but even better! Go check them out!
09 – The Highwomen – The Highwomen
The Highwomen is a country supergroup. I first heard of them when they performed Fleetwood Mac’s cover The Chain in Howard Stern’s studio. It sounded incredible! Then I bought their debut album… I love the different atmospheres, and the way their voices blend together. There are some great vocal harmonies in this album.
08 – Citizen Cope – The Clarence Greenwood Recordings
I discovered Citizen Cope in one of my favorite TV shows, when I was in high school. It’s far from rock n’ roll, but I’ve been listening to this record for almost 15 years. My favorite song is Son’s Gonna Rise, and there’s an alternate version of this song where Santana plays the solos, I totally love it.
07 – Nada Surf – The Weight is a Gift
Nada Surf is the last band I saw live, before the quarantine… They decided to perform two shows in one night in the same venue, so that the concert wouldn’t be cancelled (At that time, only shows under 1000 people were maintained). Like Citizen Cope, I used to listen to this band when I was in high school… and sometimes it feels good to re-discover music.
06 – Stereophonics – Kind
Kelly Jones has an amazing voice and he never ceases to amaze me. I used to stick to their classic songs, but this new album is full of soothing and healing songs.
05 – Emily Wolfe – Emily Wolfe
I heard about her for the first time last January, at NAMM. She’s the perfect balance between great guitar playing and awesome vocals. If you have the chance to see her live, go!
04 – The Last Internationale – Soul on Fire
I missed their show last time they were in Paris. Hopefully they’ll come back next year… I love how they manage to mix soul and rock in their songs. Their music is raw, powerful and true.
03 – The Cadillac Three – Country Fuzz
The Cadillac Three’s albums are becoming more and more pop, but I’m not saying that like it’s a bad thing. This album is full of catchy songs that could speak to many of us, and the southern and country side is still here. The best of both worlds!
02 – Larkin Poe – Venom & Faith
This was supposed to be my next concert, but I will have to wait until next year… I can’t wait for their new album. I’ve been following them for a few years now, and I’ve never been disappointed. We are so lucky to have them.
01 – Rival Sons – Feral Roots
I’ve been listening to this album since its release, mostly in the van between our shows, and I’m not getting tired of it. For me, it’s the best album in their discography. The vocals and the riffs are killer !
Photo by Clement Coupin.
Need some listening inspiration to get you through this lockdown? Why not start with Freaking Out by Laura Cox?