Richard Cox-Smith


"Richard Cox-Smith is a gifted exponent of many styles of guitar playing. First introduced to the instrument by his sister and greatly influenced by her folk-orientated record collection, like many of his age he was first inspired by Bob Dylan. As his playing grew more sophisticated the likes of Bert Jansch and John Renbourn became his role models, but it wasn't until later that he developed the styles you hear today, following in the footsteps of Michael Chapman and John James.

He is now a superbly talented player of blues, jazz and ragtime (without forgetting his folk roots) and over the years has enjoyed considerable exposure to the public eye, including spots on national TV and radio and extensive touring with Richard Digance, Maddy Prior and Richard Thompson, among others.” 

Richard Blaire, Caversham Folk Festival, 2003

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