Sideguy Up Front

My duo with BettySoo

This weeks blog is a short one as it’s been a busy week!

My main reputation out there in the big ol’ world as a sideguy is as a Dobro player.

I love the instrument and I love being able to back singers and  songwriters on it.

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I try to think of the Dobro as a second voice at times, doing counter punctual things around the vocal. Other times, I think of the instrument as an Organ and try to play ‘keyboard pads’ around what the guitar player is doing. Sometimes, it’s a percussion instrument.

My duo with BettySoo ran for about 3 1/2 years in which we did 2 duo albums and a couple of other collaborative projects. We toured throughout Europe and North America numerous times (almost non-stop) and at times,  became as-one when it came to playing together. That’s what I like to aim for when sharing music with other performers. It’s pretty wonderful when it happens.

I’m proud of the body of work we did together and I think she is, too!

Here’s a full concert we performed on Saltspring Island I just came across.

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Enjoy the music!

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4 thoughts on “Sideguy Up Front

  1. There is no sense lying about the depth of soul stirring muse marriage between Betty Soo and Doug Cox.
    Just tonight found the concert from Saltspring and like the first time I heard Mr. Cox in Royston and now with Betty I am moved beyond tears … From the first song, Lie To Me … if this is salvation then I am indeed saved. Thankyou Betty Soo and Doug …

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