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. 

The first release was 2017's "Letters to the Light" which included six acoustic driven songs ranging from acoustic folk to low key soul tones. 

The Sophmore EP "Not the Only One" was released on January 10th, 2020 and features five new songs. The project was fully funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign in the spring of 2019 and marks a large stylistic shift. 

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

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