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September 14, 2013  8:00PM
Shoeshine Boy and Swizzle Steve Present: Cosmic Railroad with Brandon James & The Middle City Sound, Samadhi Vibe, and Borrowed Bicycle
Doors: 8PM
Show: 9PM
$6 in advance, $9 Day of Show

Cosmic Railroad is a jam band based out of southeastern Wisconsin, born sometime in 1999. As the story goes, all the guys in Cosmic Railroad were involved with their own respected bands. These bands would book shows together from time to time, then they began having a jam session at the end of those nights, consisting of everybody from both bands at once. Sometimes you would have four guitar players, two bass players, two drummers, a percussionist and a whole slew of singers all at once on stage, throwing it down. This is when the idea of “Cosmic Railroad” was conceived. At first, the bands would cover a lot of tunes from “The Grateful Dead, Phish, Dylan, etc.” Then, as things started to take off even more the bands thought it would be a good idea to learn each other's songs so they didn’t always have to play cover tunes when they got together. Over time, they did away with the other bands and started to book shows as Cosmic Railroad. This is what they've been doing since. 

The band has settled in on three guitars players, two drummers and one bass player now, and they are having fun with that line-up. Patrick Fineran of the Journal Times said “if you like the Dead, Phish, older Dave Matthews and bands like that, Greg, Mike, Pete, Paul, Brandon and Shawn may be what you looking for”. He also adds that “the Cosmic Railroad has been laying down the deepest hippy groove since 1999 and it doesn’t look like its going to stop any time soon.”

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