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Big Sky Blues

by Cosmo's Dream

Americana trio Cosmo’s Dream sings original tales of foggy-mountain mega-malls, trailer-park guns and guitars, rising rivers, grandmas online, in 3 parts, with great guitar playing, mandolin, and journeyman musicianship.
Genre: Country: Americana
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1. Grandma's Always Online
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2. Big Sky Blues
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3. We're Comin' In
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4. Blue Ridge Lonesome Pine
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5. Jesse
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6. Plastic Heart
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7. Doublewide
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8. Don't You Touch This Old Guitar
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9. Sunny Day
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10. Hard Times
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11. River Rising
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Cosmo’s Dream

Americana trio Cosmo’s Dream sings original tales of foggy-mountain mega-malls, trailer-park guns and guitars, rising rivers, grandmas online, sunny days ahead, and highliner fishermen. This Tacoma-based trio, which features Gen Obata on flatpick guitar and mandolin, Steve Nebel on guitar, and Kristi Nebel on bass, blends acoustic musicianship with solo vocals and dynamic three-part harmonies. Steve, Kristi, and Gen have recorded three solo CDs, nine duo CDs, and six band CDs. The trio has finished the first Cosmo’s Dream CD and will be touring the American midwest and the United Kingdom in 2016.

Gen Obata has been writing songs and playing flatpick guitar since the 1970's. He helped found the St. Louis-based traditional bluegrass band, The Seldom Home, and was also a member of the eclectic acoustic bands, Raven Moon and City Folk. Gen is currently a member of the Tacoma-based bluegrass band, Barleywine Revue. He also performs in the acoustic duo, Unassuming Beekeepers and the alt-country band, Road Work.

Gen writes songs that are, as Nicky Rossiter of Rambles online magazine writes, “tales of infidelity, lost love and longing.” Gen has produced two solo CDs, Take Me Don’t Take Me and, Better Off On The Run. His songs are also featured on Elbow Grease, the compilation of St. Louis Songwriters.

Roy Kasten in the St. Louis Riverfront Times writes about Gen Obata: “Over the years, Obata has managed to capture the best of the American singer/songwriter tradition and the best of the country instrumental legacy.” Roy also writes, "his guitar playing has the emphatic muscularity of Lester Flatt and the illuminating melodicism of Doc Watson, who, like Obata, developed his style on old fiddle tunes transposed to guitar."

Steve and Kristi Nebel (pron. knee bull) learned to perform during ten years on the road working in cocktail lounges, and more years on the road in more recent years performing their own songs in folk clubs, and at festivals. Each is an accomplished instrumentalist having played many styles of music over their years of experience. Kristi plays bass guitar, and Steve plays guitar.

". . . you do substance with tone and grace and a professional sound which is not evidence of "wannabees" but of accomplished artists who know themselves and present with clarity and confidence" Luke Smiraldo, Tacoma Poet Laureate

Kristi was nominated by the Academy of Western Artists for Best Song and finished in the top five for Female Singer of the Year in 2014. Bob Sherman, producer of the popular and award-winning radio series "Woody's Children" from New York, named the Nebel's album "Raven Speaks" among his Best of 2010 Staff Picks for WFUV Radio. The album features the songwriting of Steve Nebel.

“Folk festivals feed off of people like Steve and Kristi Nebel. Not only does their music reflect the ethics and values of that time long past which is the core of the Folk Life movements, but the Nebels have that ability to update without destroying the essence of what that music means to those simpler times. It is good music, pure and simple, and stands on its own. It is made to be played on small stages and between crafts exhibits at Folk Life Festivals and in living rooms with small groups of friends looking on. It is offspring of The Weavers and The Brothers Four and The Kingston Trio and their predecessors. But it is all Steve and Kristi Nebel.” - Frank Gutch Jr., Folk and Acoustic Music Exchange



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