Friday, October 30, 2009
This weekend on the All Memphis Music Specialty Show, we'll feature the new CD from Star & Micey, on the Ardent Music label . The band went in to Ardent Records with us and gave background details about the new CD. We think you're gonna like this new CD and we're going to play it in it's entirety.
It was a dark night, like many before it in Memphis, Tennessee. Joshua Andrew Cosby walked home from rehearsal with his guitar, case-less, slung over his back. A local homeless man flagged him down, not for money but for a story.
He explained to Cosby how he had written a song about his ex-wife Micey. There, on that dimly lit street occurred an exchange, two men playing each other songs of heartbreak and the ultimate sacrifice. Upon parting ways, this man revealed his name to be Star. That name became the fixture for one of Memphis’ most inventive bands: Star & Micey.
Its core members are listed as two brothers without the same last name, Geoff Smith and Joshua Cosby. It was merely coincidence that Cosby later met Nick Redmond at a local pub and began a relationship based on music and above all, brotherhood.
Star & Micey’s self titled debut album features a revolving door of fantastic musicians including Luther Dickinson (The Black Crowes, North Mississippi Allstars), Jody Stephens (Big Star) and Rick Steff (Cat Power, Lucero), just to name a few. However, when the sun sets, it is Cosby, Smith, and Redmond that work relentlessly night after night while remaining poor. Hopefully, the music they make can transcend material possessions, and exhibit something that is always tangible between these three troubadours; that thing is love.
Star & Micey is…
JOSHUA COSBY – Guitar, Lead Vocals
GEOFF SMITH – Bass, Vocals
NICK REDMOND – Lead Guitar
The Specialty Show will air this Friday night October 30th at 10:00 pm (CST Memphis Time) and will repeat on Saturday morning October 31 at 10:00 am (CST Memphis Time.)