Celebrate Gram Parsons' life by enjoying some of his favorite songs interpreted by Interstate, Whiskey Belt and The Cosmic West — help us toast his vision of a "Cosmic American Music"!
The Cosmic West is an Atlanta band that sounds like its name. Their music evokes that spiritual realm of the mythical American West in a way that was pioneered in the late 1960s by Georgia's own Gram Parsons. With two guitars, bass, drums, fiddle, and two-part harmonies, they mix a handful of Gram covers with their own unique blend of original songs that conjure up images of lonesome trains and ghost towns as seen through the eyes of a dreamer in the old west.
What do you get when you take a good-timing front man, classic country tunes, an allstar lineup of local music legends, and a nice shot of bourbon? The answer, friends, is Whiskey Belt. Slapping a nice sparkly coating of modern grit on some boot-stompin’ honky-tonk songs, Whiskey Belt channels the Grand Ole Opry circa 1957. Just a little more dangerous.
At the helm is Rich DeSantis, a firecracker with energy that is downright infectious. See them live and you won’t wonder why they are winning hearts and moving feet. You’ll be too busy doing the Texas two-step.
Interstate perform original, west coast / cosmic american influenced, country music with a few classics thrown in for good measure, featuring male / female duets with classic instrumentation that includes pedal steel, violin, piano, electric and acoustic guitars, drums, and bass.