While Kent Cox may consider himself a full-time truck driver and part-time musician, I’m sure you’ll all agree that his music speaks otherwise. If he’s this great at being a part-time musician, we can only imagine what he could do being a full-time one.
Kent started singing at a very, very young age and wrote his very first song at age 5 titled, “My Daddy Drives a Poop Truck.”
In 1979, Kent and Fred Ludovici were members of a band called Captive that performed at a music festival in Thompson Park of East Liverpool. It was that performance that got them a recording contract for a 45 rpm record, featuring the songs “All Night Hard Drinkin’ Early Morning Hangover Blues” and “Captive.” This record was recorded at Jerry’s Recording Studio. Wonder how many of you have a copy of this record?
In 1982, Kent became a member of the band EZ. We won’t tell you how they acquired that name. That would be a “WIDER” conversation… He stayed with EZ until 1984 when the road called him to pursue a solo career. In 2009, he bought a bus ticket and headed for New Orleans, with nothing but his suitcase and his guitar. Once there, he was a starving musician who performed on Bourbon Street with his guitar case open to collect tips.