Grateful Dead Tribute Band From Athens GA
Cosmic Charlie was born in the musical Mecca of Athens, Georgia. From its summer 1999 inception, the band has been swiftly cementing its reputation as a band that puts a unique and personal twist on the Grateful Dead catalog.
A Dead cover band for folks that are ambivalent about Dead cover bands. Rather than mimicking the Dead exactly, Cosmic Charlie chooses to tap into the Dead’s energy and style as a foundation on which to build. The result is a healthy balance of creativity and tradition, and both the band and its audience are taken to that familiar edge with the sense that, music is actually being MADE here tonight.
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Cosmic Charlie really is a great band – these guys do this music the way it should be done: having the conversation in their own voices.
You guys have great style! “Dead with a twist?” And dare i say that there have been times when I think you actually played a song or two better than any version I ever heard the Dead do. I try to see you every chance I get. Let the music never stop…
We came to see your show at the Georgia Theatre Thursday night and thought it really smoked! Didn’t think there was any way you could top it. But then Friday in Atlanta it really happened! I can’t say this song or that song really rocked because the whole show was a total meltdown. How in the world do you have the energy to work it up like that? We’re so grateful to have found y’all. Thank you for a real good time! And please play another show soon. we’re in desperate need of some soul-soothing.
Glad to see y’all are making it around. I’ve seen you a few times since that first “One More Saturday Night” show and I dunno that I could describe what y’all do for me. Anyway, if you need any help with the website, let me know.
Caught your show at the Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh last Friday night, and it was AWESOME! A really good ‘Bertha’ (always a great set-opener), and particularly poignant ‘Ramble on Rose’ and ‘Brown Eyed Women’. It’s really very hard to describe the feeling I got from your music; I certainly haven’t felt it since before Jerry died, and not that often even then. The positive energy at your show was unbelievable. I won’t miss another opportunity to catch you guys if you’re in the area.
I had such a great time… I always do at your shows. I love your energy… and I love how I always have a huge smile on my face the whole time and leave feeling sooo good and tired from dancin 🙂
For God and country! For the sake of the Grateful Dead fans! I implore you. Play boys, PLAY!!!
Hey I saw ya’ll at Van Hoy…Would love to know where I can see ya’ll in the future. I am the chick that was front and center dancing my butt off Sunday night!!!
Hello Cosmic Charlie, enjoyed your show at Stella Blue on 8/3!! Thanks! My friend Stephen thought that your “Shakedown Street” was the best version he’s heard, it was so righteous that he asked your keyboardist to cut him a tape. Just following up…
I saw you tonight at The Brewery–you kicked ass–I’ll definitely see you next week in Chapel Hill!!