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Cosmic Mercy

Cosmic Mercy
For people who like songs that are longer than 3 minutes and love an exciting musical ride all the way through, meet Cosmic Mercy , ripping guitar led jams, locking grooves and harmonies with something to say. From political blast offs to rock , fusion , blues and funk . Beautiful guitar melodies and vocal harmony , to blistering guitar shredding , their music is intense , unique and smoking hot ! Real musicians who play songs that are quite different from each other, yet fit together with a groove that grabs you immediately. With depth , harmony , musicianship and great writing , they answer the real question ... Do they rock ? Emphatically Yes ! Fellow listeners of great bands like Pink Floyd , Allman Brothers , Jeff Beck , Phish , CSNY , U2 ... and any fans of the newer and old masters will truly appreciate this band ... Note for note beautifully arranged passages ... and pulsing jams ... [sometimes in the same song] . They just released their third CD called Enjoy the ride
The members of Cosmic Mercy are all accomplished musicians, who have played up and down the west coast for many years , from the giant Hemp festivals in Seattle to smokey little places down the coast in Marin , Berkeley and SF and Santa Cruz . They continue to play with a wide variety of talented interesting people including Zigaboo Modeliste [Original Meters] who said that shredding guitarist Ken Sealy [3 years in Zigaboo's band] is "one of the bay's best kept secrets". Drummer Michael Oliver has played with people as diverse as Miko [Prince's guitarist] , Southbay guitar legend DB Walker and even did a stint with Eddie Murphy's band...He makes percussion magic every time he sits down at the kit . Guitarist/vocalist / engineer Eric Cragin, has been shepherding this group for over 20 years and three CDs as producer and recording engineer. Filling out the band are true musicians of the highest order , Bassist John Rogstad and keyboardist/vocalist Neal Roston who have been playing the bay area for many years. They bring amazing musicianship and shred on their instruments. The band believes in social justice and taking the time to try and say something with their music, both musically and lyrically , while making sure to cook , of course . In Eric's opinion every song should have a “reason for hearing it , whether it's the words , the music , the voice , the harmony , the groove , the jam , the amazing lines being played , or the tone of the guitar . They all should have that "Ahhh" moment ... when the reason they did that song becomes crystal clear “ That is an essential part of how he looks at music and it shows in what they play . Cosmic Mercy is a special band ... really good musicians and music which grabs you immediately , smoking hot originals and special covers done the their way . Cosmic Mercy, enjoy the ride .. it's good for the soul. www.cosmicmercy.com , Facebook , ericcragin@gmail.com 510-717-1100

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