We are thrilled to have our good friends and Memphis music faves Star & Micey on The Warm Up at Ardent Studios! Band members Nick Redmond, Geoff Smith and Josh Cosby are easily one of Memphis’ best bands, blending a wide array of folk, country, and indie rock to form a kind of soulful folk pop that helps create their signature “Star & Micey” sound. You can certainly hear many Memphis influences in their music.
The group is always a pleasure to hear play and spend time with. The band is certainly comfortable with Ardent Studios, as this is the place they recorded their critically acclaimed self-titled debut album. Star & Micey will be on tour all summer at a venue near you!
Check out our podcast to hear some outstanding live tunes from the band! Then download the The Warm Up at Ardent Studios with Star & Micey podcast! It’s a free Memphis music download from us to you!
It was a dark night, like many before it in Memphis, TN. 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. Hopefully, the music they make can transcend material possessions, and exhibit something that is always tangible between these three troubadours; that thing is love.
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