Thursday, October 1, 2009

Star and Micey Debut, MP3, And Tour Dates

The self titled debut album from Memphis band Star and Micey will be available via Ardent Records October 20. You may download a 3 track slbum sampler here: click here
I'm listening to the album now, and it's really good. Hopefully I'll have time for a full fledged review.

Upcoming shows
Memphis, TN The Murphy's Household 10/09/09 8:00pm Map
Memphis, TN Neil's 10/17/09 9:00pm Buy Tickets
Oxford, MS The Blind Pig 10/24/09 10:00pm
Memphis, TN Java Cabana 11/06/09 8:00pm
Nashville, TN Cafe Coco 11/10/09 8:00pm
Asheville, NC BoBo Gallery 11/11/09 8:00pm
Lexington, KY Common Grounds 11/13/09 9:00pm
St. Louis, MO MoKaBe's 11/15/09 8:00pm
Shreveport, LA The Noble Savage Tavern 11/18/09 8:00pm
Hot Springs, AR Maxine's 11/19/09 9:00pm
North Little Rock, AR Reno's Argenta Cafe 11/20/09 8:00pm
Oxford, MS The Blind Pig 11/21/09 10:00pm
Bay St Louis, MS Mockingbird Cafe 12/12/09 8:00pm
New Orleans, LA Fairgrinds Coffeehouse 12/13/09 7:00pm
Mobile, AL The Blind Mule 12/19/09 10:00pm
University City, MO Cicero's 12/30/09 10:00pm


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
DOUG WALKER – Organ and Keys (when willing)

Ardent Music is the upstart mainstream record label based out of the legendary Ardent Studios (whose client list includes The White Stripes, The Dead Weather, Cat Power, Smashing Pumpkins, Isaac Hayes and Led Zeppelin, just to name a few). Ardent Music's first two signings are Memphis acts Star & Micey and Jump Back Jake. Its sister label, Ardent Records, is the label that originally launched power-pop pioneers Big Star.

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