With its supple, yet soothing melody, the song serves as that listening ear that we all need from time to time. - in reference to the single Further on Ahead”

Ashley E. Smith, The Urban Twist

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

Cox uses his distinctive, powerful baritone and knack for folk storytelling to relate to his fellow humans on a quest for clarity and purpose.”

Gerard Longo, Underground Music Collective


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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