Georgie Jessup’s songwriting is influenced by everything from old school country to Memphis R&B, placing her music firmly in the “cosmic” Americana Music genre. Her lyrics reflect her outspoken advocacy for animal rights, Native American issues, transgender rights and environmental sanity. The subject of an award winning documentary film, “Woman in A Man’s Suit,” Georgie also has four, well received, CDs available. “Georgie sings from the heart, like a rare flower in a wilderness,” says blues diva Candye Kane. “She speaks to us about the deepest issues. Issues that all of us should care about, but so many of us pretend don’t affect us.”
CHRISTINA VAN NORMAN
Washington native Christina Van Norman has been playing her guitar and singing around the Baltimore-Washington area for over twenty years now. She has played with numerous bands including the Beltway Bandits, Edge City, Billy Kemp and the Paradise Rockers, Anonymous Bosh, as well as with her current band, Cryin’ Fridays. Christina enjoys writing songs about the rain, her dogs, love, conspiracy, and the miserable state of the world.
Bass player Pete Miller’s musical career spans playing everything from in show bands for theater producing, to jazz, rock & roll to tradition Irish music. Pete has played with the Eastport Oyster Boys and O’Malley’s March at nearly every venue in the Baltimore/Washington/Annapolis area.
Bruce Elliott has played the mid-Atlantic region for the past decade, playing with Red Sammy, Retro Deluxe, Too Big to Fail, The Wharf Rats, and others. He has contributed to numerous albums, including one recorded at the famous Cash Cabin studio outside of Nashville. When he’s not playing his guitar, he tries to avoid colliding with satellites in orbit.
Gary Backhaus – Fiddle The Cosmic Cowpokes are so glad that Gary decided to throw his lot in with us. He is a multi-string instrumentalist: guitar, non-pedal steel guitar, banjo, mandolin, violin, viola, bass, etc. In short, all of those folks who love the old sound will love his playing, and yet it’s fresh enough to attract all kinds of listeners. Right now he is focusing on his fiddle work for the Cosmic Cowpokes. Listen to some of Gary’s work here: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/garybackhaus