This one is crazy. Top 50 in the world? #5 according to them. So grateful! Give it a read…
❇️🤠 The #COSMICCOUNTRY Into This Decade Tour begins real soon. Some venues are almost sold out! 30+ shows! Come on out to a show and let’s take a selfie! Tickets available on the TOUR section of this website.❇️🤠
Guitar World. The magazine we all know. We all love. They say I am top 10 for this entire year of 2020. How fantastic is that? What an absolute HONOR. I used to read this magazine in study hall. Now, me and my #COSMICCOUNTRY self are in it.
❇️🤠While you’re here, you’ll want to get tickets to my upcoming #COSMICCOUNTRY Spring Tour — Into This Decade — over on the ‘Tour’ section on this site. Tickets are going fast and the venues are small. ❇️🤠
Although a household name to any Rock N’ Roll enthusiast, Garry Tallent is largely a behind the scenes entity, and he likes it that way. This interview is currently the only long form audio dialogue of Tallent’s initial foray into music and love for Rock N’ Roll. The longest running member of the E Street Band, since its start in 1971, Tallent has kept his love for music strong and youthful and is releasing music coming in May 2019 through Deville records, his self founded label. On this episode, with the most charming, humble, and definitive sentiment, he discusses the many ups and downs of his professional career, as well as the concept of how low expectations and the need for adventure can unlock the whole world to you if you’re willing to just believe and move forward. Tallent and Donato also discuss his experience of moving to Nashville in 1989, and how one can adapt to the ever-changing tides in the music industry. This interview is currently the only long form audio dialogue of Tallent’s initial foray into music and love for Rock N’ Roll.
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.
My second single of this year. My most favorite summer vibe song that I’ve created. The song came out last Friday, 6/14, and I’m just in love with the response I have received over it. I’m mainly using Meme-Advert to try to promote the number. Although we’ve gotten a few playlist features (SEE BELOW <3) I just want to THANK y’all. Please keep sharing this song, adding it to your playlists, and spread spread spreading it. That is how traction happens in this line of magic.