Joe Robinson is a fingerstyle guitarist, singer, writer, producer, and entrepreneur. He is also Australian and wakes up at 4am when he doesn’t tour. He won Australia’s Got Talent at age 16. He then took the money, moved to the US, started making his own music independently, found mentorship from Tommy Emmanuel, and has been going hard ever since. More than 10 years in, he is touring hundreds of days a year, creating online learning platforms, and creating his own music entirely in a self contained way by producing and releasing independently. What we learn from Joe is how to learn, ways you can seek mentorship in others, overcoming hardship and being a champion because of that, as well as other heady topics any thinkers will enjoy. He’s one of the best guitarists of our time and is a magnificent being in his own right.
Brent Cobb is an artist from Georgia, down I85. A songwriter, singer, father, thinker. Sounds of low volume vintage acoustics and down home southern imagery delivered through a molasses marinated vocal that unveils itself to you as one you’ve always needed and loved but didn’t know until the moment had came. His cousin, Dave Cobb, produces his records in a fashion that is sonically proprietary upon a first moment’s listen. Brent and I sit down over a Diet Miller and a cup of black coffee and talk about performing with Chris Stapleton across the country, doing mushrooms in Spokane, and how letting your life change is a good way to keep truckin’.
Clay Cook is a renaissance man. He’s also a southern gentleman from Georgia. This explains his uncanny musical talent and admirable 11 year tenure with The Zac Brown Band. I first heard of Clay through the a searching of the credits of the Room For Squares album, John Mayer’s debut LP. A brief YouTube search back in 2011 had me floored, and I’ve been a fan ever since. I also recap on my European Tour run and talk about upcoming #COSMICCOUNTRY happenings!
Tyler Bryant is a boss in the new wave of modern rock and roll. Especially as a guitarist, having acclaim from ZZ Top, AC/DC, Guns N’ Roses, Blackberry Smoke, and more, he is a literal machine of music. Opening shows around the world that service fiery fans of 60,000+ in size to headlining venues that fill with sweat and sincerity of 500+ head banging individuals, he and The Shakedown will not be stopped. The Stratocaster wielding hero of the Rock and I talk about touring in today’s climate, how ‘your’ story begins in ways much more organic and bigger picture than you can ever imagine, and how to stay inspired and fresh in the times of Ego-Crushing or Ego-Enhancing social media presence. He also talks about Tyler Bryant and The Shakedown’s fresh effort of ‘Truth and Lies’ now available everywhere your ears hear sounds.
It’s been a mission of mine to get some long form content that brings value and insight to y’all! The Lost Highway is the manifestation of this desire, and John Osborne was kind enough to grace the conversation with his enlightened ideas and shared love of creating and performing music.
So much of what makes a song special is the belief that listeners instill in it. Here are just a few friends of mine that have shown belief in Sweet Tasting Tennessee just 3 days after its release on all streaming platforms! (3/22) The RAISED ROWDY interview includes an interview as well as unplugged performance of the new #cosmiccountry song!