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Cosmo's Dream

Americana Band from Tacoma, WA - Will travel up to 500 miles
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Cosmo's Dream is an Americana/Bluegrass trio. They can play without amplification, or they have PA and lights if required for your event. They are appropriate for weddings, parties, and concerts. They play a variety of material ranging from traditional bluegrass, country, folk, and pop oriented acoustic music.

The band is comprised of husband-wife duo Steve and Kristi Nebel and singer-songwriter, guitarist Gen Obata, all residents of Tacoma, WA. They met in 2012 at a local folk music event, quickly became friends, and started jamming and playing music together in 2014. They launched the trio Cosmo's Dream in early 2015.

Steve and Kristi Nebel (“KNEE-bull”), both raised in the Pacific Northwest, first honed their troubadour skills during ten years on the road performing cover songs in dives and cocktail lounges, and then, in more recent years, performing their own songs in folk clubs and at festivals throughout the United States, the UK, and Japan. Because of their vast and versatile experience, each is an accomplished instrumentalist and vocalist with great facility in many styles of music. Kristi plays bass guitar and Steve plays guitar. Kristi was a finalist for western swing singer of the year by the Academy of Western Artists in 2015.

St. Louis native Gen Obata has been writing songs and playing flat-pick guitar since the 1970s. Gen writes songs that are, as Nicky Rossiter of ONLINE magazine wrote, “Tales of infidelity, lost love and longing.” He displays “a clean, unshowy flatpicking style,” according to online music critic Ken Renick. Roy Kasten of the St. Louis Riverfront Times described Gen's exceptional vocals and guitar-playing this way:
“[H]is 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. . . . Over the years, Obata has managed to capture the best of the American singer/songwriter tradition and the best of the country instrumental legacy.”

The band has a beautiful three part harmony sound, and all are accomplished instrumentalists. Gen plays mandolin as well as guitar. Expect the highest standards in professional music from this trio.

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They were simply one of the best bands I've heard in my 10 years at Highgate Senior Living . My executive director stood in the back of the performance space with me in the middle of their performance and said "Wow! these guys are great we need to have them back." They had a residence cooking it was a wonderful performance!!

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Celebration
Bellingham, WA
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Memorial Day Party
Bellevue, WA
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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Roseanne Cash
Memphis
Chuck Berry
Pancho and Lefty
Townes Van Zandt
Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight
Emmylou Harris
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Rocky Road Blues
Bill Monroe
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Thank God for the Radio
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Please note Cosmo's Dream will also travel to Steilacoom, University Place, Wauna, Anderson Island, Burley, Fox Island, Spanaway, Du Pont, Olympia, Puyallup, Gig Harbor, Milton, Federal Way, Longbranch, Longmire, Paradise Inn, Lakebay, Retsil, Burton, Gorst, Graham, South Colby, Southworth, Manchester, Mcmillin, Pacific, Roy, Auburn, Lacey, Mckenna.
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