COSMOS SUNSHINE – The Way Is Clear
Number of Tracks:9
From the Album:The Way Is Clear
Available Date & Time: May 21 2020 11:40:00 EDT
Impact Date: May 25 2020 00:00:00
Focus Tracks: 6, 2 & 7
The Way Is Clear is a bold showcase for the songwriting, singing and guitar playing of Cosmos Sunshine. These elements are on display across a broad spectrum of material on the album, ranging from the flat-out bluesy rock & roll of “U MUZE ME!” to the spare acoustic folk of “Thoughts & Prayers” with many stops in between. Underpinned by his earthy, psychedelic-tinged production style is a collection of deeply personal songs that reflect the life and times of a career artist in the 21st century.
Anchored by the rhythm section of drummer Aaron Comess (Spin Doctors) and bassist/multi-instrumentalist Tracy Walton, the album is also something of a family affair, bringing together multiple collaborators to help flesh out the tracks. Notable guest appearances on the album include drummer Jeremy Carlstedt (Chico Hamilton’s Euphoria) on the funky, odd meter second line groove of “Against the Wall,” and Righteous Continental (featuring guitarist Ryan Newman) backing Cosmos on “Riverland.” The alluring vocal harmonies of Julia Autumn Ford (Belle of the Fall) can be heard throughout and Japanese flautist Mayu Saeki adds her unmistakably soulful wide vibrato to the song “Ode to Pain.” The keyboard work of journeyman Glen Nelson provides the sonic glue on several numbers that lends a coherence to the whole.
Cosmos Sunshine has continued to follow his muse from his beginnings as a protégé’ of Warren Haynes to sharing the stage with Blues Traveler, Gov’t Mule, and Lenny Kravitz, to his new album The Way Is Clear, where he has brought all of his life experience and artistic passion to the table. The Way Is Clear is a journey through a musical world of its own that is waiting to be explored. Recorded at Walton’s On Deck Sound Studio, Northfield, CT. Engineered by Roman Klun (Sarah McLachlan, Tony Levin).
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