Musician performs as solo artist and with bands Paper Flowers, SuperChrome
Kōsh Shioya came closer than most to the young man’s dream of rock stardom.
When his band — and his dream — fell apart, he says that he "lost his identity" and did not perform for more than 10 years. Without that failure, however, he says he would not have ended up in North Idaho living a great life and performing regularly as a solo artist and with several local bands.
The Little Spokane River, consisting of Rusty Jackson and Cassandra Wheeler on guitar and vocals and Harry Batty on bass, is keeping a tradition of classic country music alive while infusing it with some surprising twists.
The three musicians, each with very distinct musical backgrounds, came together recently through a series of fortunate events that has created a unique take on old-school country and Western.
Cosmic Wagon is an ensemble of four very unique musicians combining different musical backgrounds and tastes to create a big sound for a big universe. Formerly known as the Matt Renner Band, Cosmic Wagon brings together Matt Renner, Ella Ellinghausen, Robert Artz and Clayton Howard to produce a combination of country and bluegrass unlike any other.