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Joan Cox


Joan Cox has been playing steel guitar professionally since age 18. She is originally from Troy, MO. While living in Nashville, Joan played for Grand Old Opry stars Jeannie Seeley, Jack Greene, Johnny Russell, Del Reeves, and Connie Smith.Joan moved to Texas in 2004, and was the steel guitarist for the house band at the Silver Saloon in Terrell, TX for eight years. Since being in Texas she has worked for Texas favorites Johnny Bush, Darrell McCall, Justin Trevino, Bobby Flores, Tony Booth, Doug Stone, Monte Good, and Gary Morris.

Since 1990, Joan has been a featured steel guitarist on the Texas Steel Guitar Jamboree held in Irving Texas every year. She was a regular part of the International Steel Guitar Convention schedule of players since 1999, as well as other state and local steel guitar shows around the country for the past thirty years.She has three instrumental projects to her credit. She was awarded the Texas Steel Guitar Association Player of the Year (Honorable Mention) in 2012.
She enjoys playing music, funny movies, doing puzzles, reading, and hanging out with her musician friends. She plays regularly with different bands in the DFW area, and mainly works now with the 104 Proof Band. She has been with them for close to 3 years. They work a lot in the East Texas area.During the day, she works for Parkland Hospital as the Manager of the Cancer Registry. She’s been there for 9 years. She holds a degree in Health Information Management and is a Certified Tumor Registrar. She has worked in the field of oncology medicine/cancer registry for the past 24 years.Joan plays one of the very last MSA Millennium M3’s with factory Lfrets. Her words...“I love this guitar so much. It’s beautiful! It’s very comfortable like putting on a glove. I always get compliments on my tone and Lfrets is a high cool factor.”Joan is was one the sweetest, kindest ladies you will ever meet, but a “killer” on the pedal steel guitar. We are honored and blessed to have her as a member of our MSA Family!

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