His soothing voice and talent with the guitar in “Brother James” promises a beautiful EP to look forward to.”

The Hook Journal

Three Strands is sort of his own Walden Pond, his cabin in the woods where he goes to break things down and get back to basics with a more stripped-down sound.”

Joe Ulrich WITF

What makes the release particularly exciting is Cox’s willingness to experiment, using folk as the foundation to create dynamic soundscapes that borrow from several styles.”

Gerard Longo, Lehigh Valley Underground


Three Strands is a folk/Americana project that was started by Lancaster, PA, based singer/songwriter, Sean Cox, in the winter of 2016. 

After a five year period fronting the Philadelphia, PA, based folk/rock quintet, The Band of Rivals, Sean began working on a small collection of the more narrative, delicate songs that would bring Three Strands to fruition. 

After completing a successful kickstarter campaign in April of this year, Sean is currently finishing a Sophmore EP set for release in autumn of 2019.

Through honest and simplistic arrangements and strong influences from the American folk revival, as well as, early gospel and blues traditions, Three Strands exists to dredge those deep waters in search for the strands that unite us all.

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