Michael Cosner’s brand of country music pays tribute to the pillars of authenticity and hard work that the genre was founded upon, and draws influence from legends including Johnny Cash, George Jones, Merle Haggard, Randy Travis and Johnny Paycheck.
Michael Cosner & the Fugitives FAQs
Q. What style of music do you play?
A. Country Music, but not current radio “Country.”
Q. How many pieces do you typically play as and what instruments are they?
A. 6 Pieces. Bass Guitar, Drums, Electric Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar, 2 Acoustic Guitars with 3 Vocalists
Q. Do you play in other configurations?
A. Preferably no, but we can do an acoustic duo.
Q. Why did you become a professional musician?
A. My father was a musician and played in a band with my uncle since before I was born, so I’ve been around music my whole life. It’s just something that has always come naturally to me. Also, as a songwriter, I enjoy the creative part of coming up with song ideas and molding them into actual musical compositions. As I’ve gotten older, playing music has taken on a deeper meaning. Country Music has changed so much in the last 15 years, I think it’s important to create and play music that highlights the roots of the genre. I don’t mean be a novelty act or create music that sounds like Country Music from the 40’s, 50’s or 60’s, but to create music that is contemporary, yet stays true to the genre’s core identity.
Q. Where are you located?
A. We are based in the southern triad area (Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem) of North Carolina.
Q. Do you travel?
Q. Why should an event professional book you?
A. We are not only seasoned, talented musicians and performers (we believe the music speaks for itself), but we are also professionals. We pride ourselves on being very easy to get along with and being courteous, dependable and punctual. We live up to our contracts and very much enjoy working with other people to create a great event! Whether it’s the promoter, the sound crew, the caterer or whoever, we also very much believe in treating everyone involved with the event with the utmost respect. In other words, if you hire us, we’ll do our best to make it a worry-free experience for you.
Q. Do you have the capability of providing your own sound & lights?