As a young man of fourteen, seeking a deeper creative
outlet, Cosmos Sunshine began playing guitar. By fifteen he
was writing his own material and playing professionally;
performing in as many bars, clubs & high school auditoriums
near his rural Connecticut home, as would have him.
After a brief stint at Berklee College of Music in Boston,
Cosmos moved to New York City and began his tenure as
lead guitarist, songwriter and bandleader for the 1990's
bands, Cherokee Sex Workshop and Walkinbird. The
latter’s eponymous debut album was produced by the
legendary Warren Haynes, who became a mentor to
Cosmos, teaching him the ways of songwriting, studio
production and guitar wizardry. Those were important
lessons, which still serve him today.
Since that time he has been an active solo performer and the
front man for The Cosmos Sunshine Butterfly Effect, Los
Lotharios, The Cosmos Sunshine Band and Dan Patch.
In total, he has amassed a discography of five full length
albums and four EPs and has played some of the best
venues in New York City (Brooklyn Bowl, Irving Plaza, Joe's
Pub, CBGB, The Knitting Factory, (le) Poisson Rouge) and toured
nationally (opening for such greats as Gov't Mule, Blues
Traveler, The Spin Doctors, Johnny Winter, Lenny Kravitz
and many, many more).
In 2018 Cosmos was inducted in to the Connecticut Blues
Hall of Fame and will release his latest full-length album
titled ‘Comes with the Fall’.
He continues to follow the muse, wherever it may lead...