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Updated: 08/06/2014 08:00:02AM

The Kapo Kings perform heartfelt melodies with soulful style

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SUN PHOTO BY CHRIS KOURPAIS
Three members of The Kapo Kings recently performed at Hurricane Charley's Raw Bar & Grill, 300 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda. From left to right are Hoover, Kenny Cox and Jeff Brunderman.

By CHRIS KOURAPIS

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As a young man, Tampa born drummer, Kenny Cox, drifted west to rural areas in California and back through Louisiana and South Carolina, playing with a number of popular country/rock bands. He eventually landed in Nashville where he was hired by Dream Works in 1998, performing with notables such as The Dixie Chicks, Steve Forbert, and Randy Travis, to name a few.

"I didn't look anything like I do now. For one thing, I had very long hair. I learned so much playing with the pros, but after a year, I headed back home to Florida and decided to teach myself how to play the guitar using one or two capos," he said.

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