DAVE COX | MUSIC CITY ZOO

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MUSIC CITY ZOO

by DAVE COX

REAL, ORIGINAL and UNIQUE traditional country music from the REAL Nashville- Lower Broadway.
Genre: Country: Honky Tonk
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1. Welcome to the Zoo
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2. Folk Singer
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3. He Is Everywhere
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4. Too Many Saturday Nights
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5. Treat Me Like a Dog
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6. Last Night Ain't Over Yet
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7. A Stroke of Good Luck
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8. You Belong to Me
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9. I Think I'm Gonna Puke
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10. Fun-eral
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11. Drinking Song #22
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12. Anyone but Me
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13. The Loser
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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VISIT DaveCoxMusic.com

CHECK OUT DAVE COX's NEWEST RELEASE:
"SHINE YOUR LIGHT"
at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/davecox7


If you like REAL country music then this is the best CD you've never heard...

"Traditional country music with a modern lyrical edge" describes the songwriting and singing of Dave Cox, and this has never been more prevalent than on "Music City Zoo". Comfortably fresh songs all penned and performed by one of Nashville's true country artists and backed by some of Nashville's most talented musicians.

Cox goes back to the honky-tonks with this release with some of his trademark drinking songs. There's also songs about Music City itself- the opening track is word for word about the historic honky-tonk Robert's Western World, and "Folk Singer" is a humerous true tale of Cox's first experience with what he calls "the sheer idiocy of present day Nashville."

"Fun-eral" is the happiest funeral song you'll ever hear, and "Too Many Saturday Nights" should be a smash hit. There's even a Gospel tune here- Cox wrote "He Is Everywhere" in response to a heckler who claimed that Gospel music shouldn't be sang in a barroom.

If you like REAL country music and/or clever songwriting then you will love this CD. Just take a listen to a few song samples and you will agree with Country music author Timothy Edward Jones that "a singer/songwriter genius has finally arrived to take country music where it should have been all along… Back to its roots while pressing forward to uncharted musical territory."



"MUSIC CITY ZOO" LINER NOTES
By Timothy Edward Jones

The year 2004 was a great year for country music. You wouldn’t know it by listening to the radio or attending mainstream “country music” concerts that year. It was great because Nashville was introduced to a new reviver of country music.

A young singer/songwriter named Dave Cox packed up his songs, guitar and country soul and left Louisville, Kentucky with nothing more than a tank of gas and enough grit to take Music City back to its roots.

Dave’s story isn’t a new one; it’s actually as old and worn out as the history of country music itself. Dave Cox did not come to Nashville with a lot of money in his pocket or a ready-made life awaiting him like so many of today’s modern artists do. Dave did it the old-fashioned way; the way it was done when broke country boys like Hank Williams and Webb Pierce found their way to town.

For the first two months of his existence in Nashville, Dave looked for paying gigs by day and slept in his car by night. His search paid off. Not only did he find a home as a featured stage act at legendary Robert’s Western World, one of the last real honky-tonks on Nashville’s lower Broad, Cox also landed a “straight” job at The Ernest Tubb Record Shop sharing his love and knowledge of country music with the store’s many visitors. These paying gigs afforded him the luxury of occasionally having just enough cash to get a few winks of much needed sleep in a seedy Music City motel or the gas to go back to Louisville when home and a warm bed sounded better than a record deal.

With this kind of Nashville education under his belt, Cox recorded two previous albums, "The Song Stylings of Dave Cox" and "Stuff". Both albums were entirely written by Dave showing off his witty style of word and rhyme, reminiscent of the late Roger Miller. His smooth and seemingly effortless vocal ability is only rivaled by the great Rodney Crowell. Drawing from what he had experienced from his time on-stage at Robert’s, Cox’s recordings highlights his ability to tap into our collective conscience and tell our stories better than we ever could. From tales of tenderness to the tongue-in-cheek realities of one night stands due to an excessive night on the town, Dave’s music is as good on the stage as it is in a recording studio.

"Music City Zoo", Dave Cox’s third album, is simply a traditional country music connoisseur’s treasure. It features a combined sound that contains hints of western swing, hardcore honky-tonk toetappers and even the high lonesome sound from his home state of Kentucky. Listen to this collection of Dave Cox originals and you will find subject matter and emotions that are still as relevant today as they were a half-century ago complimented by Cox’s uncanny ability to write them with a modern twist.

From drinkin’ to dyin’ and sexual innuendo to Gospel, this album affirms what Dave Cox fans have known all along….A singer/songwriter genius has finally arrived to take country music where it should have been all along….Back to its roots while pressing forward to uncharted musical territory.

2006 is a different story than it was for Cox in 2004. When he first hit Nashville with his guitar a-blazin’, a country music “professional” reviewed Cox’s repertoire and not only pronounced him “un-country” but even accused Dave of being a folk singer. This evaluation of his musical roots was somewhat confusing to Cox. The fact is, as many country music historians will be happy to point out, country music in its bare bones beginnings was referred to as “folk music.” Dave doesn’t mind being called “folk,” just as long as you don’t leave out “country” when describing his definitive brand of music. You’ll agree that Dave Cox is as country as they come, but in the words of Dave Cox himself:

“I sing country music and a little folk, too…
If you don’t think I’m country, then Folk you!”

-Timothy Edward Jones, Author of "Country Conversations: Timeless Stories from the Legends of Country Music"

CHECK OUT DAVE's WEBSITE - davecoxmusic.com


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Jessica Cook

Superb!
Another excellent album by an excellent singer/songwriter. I can't wait to hear the next album!

Steve

Progressive
Yeah this is traditional country music, but its also progressive. The sound is somewhat traditional but the lyrics are defiant to that genre. This is groundbreaking stuff. A damn fine album. Maybe Cox has embarked on a whole new brand of music: Traditional/Progressive Country.

A. Non Ymous (Music Exec)

Dave Cox....The Real Nashville Sound
A friend turned me on to this phenomenon called Dave Cox. I recently heard his new CD "Music City Zoo" and it just floored me! I work in the music biz and I hear a lot of music. I pride myself on being a great critic of music. Not many artists impress me (mainstream included). But this dude named Dave Cox caught my ear immediately.
Every song on this CD was written by Cox. His songwriting skills are as high as John Prine and as Country as the Ryman.
A lot of tongue-in-cheek Country music here. Funny, witty and touching. Music Row does not produce acts like Dave Cox. They don't want competition for their sissy-boy clowns like Rascal Flatts. Cox would seriously kick their asses!
Buy this CD......NOW!

Joy L Cabrera

Very Creative Songwriting!
I loved the CD! The songs have a delightful melody and the words are so interesting I could not stop listening until the end of the CD! It is packed full of talent.

Joy L Cabrera

Very Creative Songwriting!
I loved the CD! The songs have a delightful melody and the words are so interesting I could not stop listening until the end of the CD! It is packed full of talent.

Cobie Van Den Berge

Great country music(or folk) a great original sound
One of the best cd's i have heard for a long time, welcome to the zoo, folk singer, and I think i want to puke, are my favourite. You just dont hear this good stuff any more.

Diane Ruroede

Dave's CD's get better and better!!
I love the funny stories and the true country music, so lively. One of my favorites. EXCELLENT!!!!

Francis Coburn

GREAT
This CD is a breath of fresh air! We saw Dave for the first time last month and will be back many more times for sure. We're already planning another trip to Nashville just to see him again!

I've never heard songwriting like this. Dave speaks to you through his crazy lyrics about real life. Then he can go from a crazy song to a serious song that you can really identify with- i.e. The Loser. All of his CD's are great and I can't wait to hear the next one!

Jessie Marie Blair-Armstrong(Bob's) E-Mail Buddy

FANTASTIC,FANTASTIC,FANTASTIC 10 X 10.....
FANTASTIC,I will be ordering one of these babies,I'm forwarding this to all of my friends,my favorite song is FUN-ERAL,that sound like a Ben Colder song.HA!HA!

Brian Huff

Good country music
This is the real deal. I have visited Nashville many times over the past 10 plus years and I've never come across a better songwriter than Dave Cox. His songs are funny, clever and catchy. This is the best music I've heard since Cash's Fulsom Prison concert.
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