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The cosmoses podcast

The CosMoses Podcast is a talk show featuring interviews and discussions with some of your favorite acoustic musicians and beyond. Justin Moses, the host, is a professional multi-instrumentalist and singer and has performed for the last fifteen years with some of the biggest artists in folk, bluegrass and country music.

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  #36 - Hitting The Reset Button  Justin talks about changing the nature of the podcast moving forward, and details upcoming plans. He also previews some new music he's been working on. And he answers some listener questions about the DTB, his first Opry appearance, cooking and more.  March 14, 2018

#36 - Hitting The Reset Button
Justin talks about changing the nature of the podcast moving forward, and details upcoming plans. He also previews some new music he's been working on. And he answers some listener questions about the DTB, his first Opry appearance, cooking and more.

March 14, 2018

  #35 - Recording Process with Thomm Jutz  Thomm Jutz is back, this time to talk about  various aspects of the recording process. Tones, mixing, pre-planning and gear are discussed. Thomm shares his process for putting together his new record   Crazy If You Let It  , which will come out later this year on Mountain Fever Records.  June 26, 2017

#35 - Recording Process with Thomm Jutz
Thomm Jutz is back, this time to talk about  various aspects of the recording process. Tones, mixing, pre-planning and gear are discussed. Thomm shares his process for putting together his new record Crazy If You Let It, which will come out later this year on Mountain Fever Records.

June 26, 2017

  #34 - Jason Singleton talking sound  By popular demand, Jason Singleton joins the show to talk about live sound engineering. He currently works with Sierra Hull and has previously worked with Ricky Skaggs. He talks about his background, gear and touches on challenging situations one runs into when running live sound.  March 20, 2017

#34 - Jason Singleton talking sound
By popular demand, Jason Singleton joins the show to talk about live sound engineering. He currently works with Sierra Hull and has previously worked with Ricky Skaggs. He talks about his background, gear and touches on challenging situations one runs into when running live sound.

March 20, 2017

  #33 - Ricky Skaggs talks early career  Ricky Skaggs joins Justin to discuss his early career and how he got started in music at an early age. He also talks a bit about the recording process and how he and Keith Whitley recorded their two albums together. He talks about how Bluegrass Rules was recorded, and how he came to get his first Loar shortly after joining J.D. Crowe & The New South.  January 13, 2017

#33 - Ricky Skaggs talks early career
Ricky Skaggs joins Justin to discuss his early career and how he got started in music at an early age. He also talks a bit about the recording process and how he and Keith Whitley recorded their two albums together. He talks about how Bluegrass Rules was recorded, and how he came to get his first Loar shortly after joining J.D. Crowe & The New South.

January 13, 2017

  #32 - Listener Questions with Sierra Hull  Sierra Hull joins the show again to co-host with Justin as they answer listener questions. In addition, they talk about the week they just spent on the west coast and discuss the venues they played and share some experiences they had on the road. This episode is brought to you by Lowe Vintage Instrument Company. Find your timeless tone at  lowevintage.com .  October 25, 2016

#32 - Listener Questions with Sierra Hull
Sierra Hull joins the show again to co-host with Justin as they answer listener questions. In addition, they talk about the week they just spent on the west coast and discuss the venues they played and share some experiences they had on the road. This episode is brought to you by Lowe Vintage Instrument Company. Find your timeless tone at lowevintage.com.

October 25, 2016

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  #30 - Finances in Bluegrass & IBMA Week Preview  Justin answers a listener question on finances, talks about some future guests, and previews the upcoming IBMA convention in Raleigh, NC on this abbreviated edition. This episode is brought to you by Lowe Vintage Instrument Company. Find your timeless tone at  lowevintage.com .  September 27, 2016

#30 - Finances in Bluegrass & IBMA Week Preview
Justin answers a listener question on finances, talks about some future guests, and previews the upcoming IBMA convention in Raleigh, NC on this abbreviated edition. This episode is brought to you by Lowe Vintage Instrument Company. Find your timeless tone at lowevintage.com.

September 27, 2016

  #29 - Jenni Lyn Gardner  Jenni Lyn Gardner joins the podcast and tells us about her upcoming project, playing with Della Mae and traveling the world over. She shares some of her experiences through being involved with the American Music Abroad program, and her memory of meeting Bill Monroe. This episode is brought to you by Lowe Vintage Instrument Company. Find your timeless tone at  lowevintage.com .  September 13, 2016

#29 - Jenni Lyn Gardner
Jenni Lyn Gardner joins the podcast and tells us about her upcoming project, playing with Della Mae and traveling the world over. She shares some of her experiences through being involved with the American Music Abroad program, and her memory of meeting Bill Monroe. This episode is brought to you by Lowe Vintage Instrument Company. Find your timeless tone at lowevintage.com.

September 13, 2016

  #28 - What Makes Music Good & Jr. Williams  Jr. Williams is the guest on this episode. He discusses Newtown's new record, getting his start in music and much more. Jr.'s alter-ego Brother Hawkins also makes an appearance. Justin is joined by Sierra Hull as co-host for the opening and they discuss what makes music 'good', bed bugs, magazines, playing the Opry and other fine podcasts of note.This episode is brought to you by Lowe Vintage Instrument Company. Find your timeless tone at  lowevintage.com .  August 30, 2016

#28 - What Makes Music Good & Jr. Williams
Jr. Williams is the guest on this episode. He discusses Newtown's new record, getting his start in music and much more. Jr.'s alter-ego Brother Hawkins also makes an appearance. Justin is joined by Sierra Hull as co-host for the opening and they discuss what makes music 'good', bed bugs, magazines, playing the Opry and other fine podcasts of note.This episode is brought to you by Lowe Vintage Instrument Company. Find your timeless tone at lowevintage.com.

August 30, 2016

  #26 - Barry Bales  Barry Bales joins Justin to talk about the new Earls of Leicester record, his pathway to getting started in bluegrass, his 26 years with Alison Krauss & Union Station, Bales Farms and farming in general.  This episode is brought to you by Lowe Vintage Instrument Co. Find your timeless tone at  lowevintage.com .  August 2, 2016

#26 - Barry Bales
Barry Bales joins Justin to talk about the new Earls of Leicester record, his pathway to getting started in bluegrass, his 26 years with Alison Krauss & Union Station, Bales Farms and farming in general.  This episode is brought to you by Lowe Vintage Instrument Co. Find your timeless tone at lowevintage.com.

August 2, 2016

  #27 - Greg Cahill of Special C  Greg Cahill joins Justin via Skype this episode to discuss starting his band, Special Consensus. He talks about the music scene in Chicago through the years, his time on the IBMA board, starting an educational program and much more.This episode is brought to you by Lowe Vintage Instrument Company. Visit them online at  lowevintage.com .  August 16, 2016

#27 - Greg Cahill of Special C
Greg Cahill joins Justin via Skype this episode to discuss starting his band, Special Consensus. He talks about the music scene in Chicago through the years, his time on the IBMA board, starting an educational program and much more.This episode is brought to you by Lowe Vintage Instrument Company. Visit them online at lowevintage.com.

August 16, 2016

  #25 - EmiSunshine  EmiSunshine stopped by for an interview and gave a stunning performance of one of her popular songs. She talks about getting started at a very early age, and what it was like to have a video go viral and gaining success as a youngster. This episode is brought to you by Lowe Vintage Instrument Company. Find your timeless tone at  lowevintage.com !  July 19, 2016

#25 - EmiSunshine
EmiSunshine stopped by for an interview and gave a stunning performance of one of her popular songs. She talks about getting started at a very early age, and what it was like to have a video go viral and gaining success as a youngster. This episode is brought to you by Lowe Vintage Instrument Company. Find your timeless tone at lowevintage.com!

July 19, 2016

  #24 - Zombie Stories with Chris West  Chris West is the guest on Episode 24 and tells some great stories from the road. He talks about his love of comic books and music. He tells about bands he's been in through the years. He and Justin discuss Ralph Stanley's impact on bluegrass music. This episode is brought to you by Lowe Vintage Instrument Company. Find your timeless tone at  lowevintage.com .  July 5, 2016

#24 - Zombie Stories with Chris West
Chris West is the guest on Episode 24 and tells some great stories from the road. He talks about his love of comic books and music. He tells about bands he's been in through the years. He and Justin discuss Ralph Stanley's impact on bluegrass music. This episode is brought to you by Lowe Vintage Instrument Company. Find your timeless tone at lowevintage.com.

July 5, 2016

  #23 - Tim Shelton Returns  Tim Shelton returns to the show to discuss his podcast and touring on the road. Also, he talks about MMA and specifically UFC 200, professional wrestling and much more. He tells us about some of the musicians he'd like to collaborate with and some new artists he admires. This episode is brought to you by Lowe Vintage Instrument Company. Check them out at  lowevintage.com .  June 21, 2016

#23 - Tim Shelton Returns
Tim Shelton returns to the show to discuss his podcast and touring on the road. Also, he talks about MMA and specifically UFC 200, professional wrestling and much more. He tells us about some of the musicians he'd like to collaborate with and some new artists he admires. This episode is brought to you by Lowe Vintage Instrument Company. Check them out at lowevintage.com.

June 21, 2016

  #22 - Paul Brewster  Justin is joined by former band-mate Paul Brewster from the award winning band Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder. Paul discusses his career, from his early days in Knoxville, TN being a part of the band Knoxville Grass to joining the Osborne Brothers.  June 7, 2016

#22 - Paul Brewster
Justin is joined by former band-mate Paul Brewster from the award winning band Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder. Paul discusses his career, from his early days in Knoxville, TN being a part of the band Knoxville Grass to joining the Osborne Brothers.

June 7, 2016

  #21 - Cody Hull & Bluegrass News  Justin discusses some of the sad stories from the past week in bluegrass and pays tribute to James King. He answers a question from Facebook and previews Delfest. Justin then is joined by Cody Hull to discuss his new record   Run Away  .  May 24, 2016

#21 - Cody Hull & Bluegrass News
Justin discusses some of the sad stories from the past week in bluegrass and pays tribute to James King. He answers a question from Facebook and previews Delfest. Justin then is joined by Cody Hull to discuss his new record Run Away.

May 24, 2016

  #20 - My Musical Origin  This episode is devoted to Justin telling his story of getting started in music with audio dating back to his first lessons. He also features clips from some of the music that had the most impact early on in his musical development and from his family's recordings.  May 10, 2016

#20 - My Musical Origin
This episode is devoted to Justin telling his story of getting started in music with audio dating back to his first lessons. He also features clips from some of the music that had the most impact early on in his musical development and from his family's recordings.

May 10, 2016

  #19 - Weighted Mind  Sierra Hull rejoins the show, this time to discuss the making of Weighted Mind and the tour associated with the release. She shares insights on the recording process and weighs in on the Season 2 Finale of Better Caul Saul.  April 26, 2016

#19 - Weighted Mind
Sierra Hull rejoins the show, this time to discuss the making of Weighted Mind and the tour associated with the release. She shares insights on the recording process and weighs in on the Season 2 Finale of Better Caul Saul.

April 26, 2016

  #18 - Rhonda Vincent  Rhonda Vincent joins Justin to discuss her career, business decisions she's had to make through the years, and her interests outside of music. She talks about her time playing with her family as a part of the Sally Mountain Show. She gives the scoop on signing with Rounder Records and how she almost signed with Skaggs Family Records instead.  April 12, 2016

#18 - Rhonda Vincent
Rhonda Vincent joins Justin to discuss her career, business decisions she's had to make through the years, and her interests outside of music. She talks about her time playing with her family as a part of the Sally Mountain Show. She gives the scoop on signing with Rounder Records and how she almost signed with Skaggs Family Records instead.

April 12, 2016

  #17 - Adam Steffey, Part 2  In Part 2, Adam discusses his favorite times playing music and some of his favorite recording sessions. Also, he talks his favorite tv shows, movies and more. He tells a story from being on the road with Alison Krauss & Union Station in Switzerland. Adam also discusses his new solo project in the works.  March 29, 2016

#17 - Adam Steffey, Part 2
In Part 2, Adam discusses his favorite times playing music and some of his favorite recording sessions. Also, he talks his favorite tv shows, movies and more. He tells a story from being on the road with Alison Krauss & Union Station in Switzerland. Adam also discusses his new solo project in the works.

March 29, 2016

  #16 - Adam Steffey, Part 1  Adam Steffey joins the show to talk about the new Boxcars record. He also talks in depth about the bluegrass program at East Tennessee State University and his role in teaching the music business there. He also talks about the things that got him interested in music and his history in bluegrass bands.  March 15, 2016

#16 - Adam Steffey, Part 1
Adam Steffey joins the show to talk about the new Boxcars record. He also talks in depth about the bluegrass program at East Tennessee State University and his role in teaching the music business there. He also talks about the things that got him interested in music and his history in bluegrass bands.

March 15, 2016

  #15 - Listener Questions  Justin addresses questions from listeners about band changes and reasons they happen, his appearance in the “Wheels” video, musical taste and the vaunted J.D. Crowe & The New South Rounder 0044 album.  March 1, 2016

#15 - Listener Questions
Justin addresses questions from listeners about band changes and reasons they happen, his appearance in the “Wheels” video, musical taste and the vaunted J.D. Crowe & The New South Rounder 0044 album.

March 1, 2016

  #14 - The Legendary Mac Wiseman  Mac Wiseman joins Justin to talk about his lengthy career in the music business. Mac talks about playing with Molly O'Day, Flatt & Scruggs, Bill Monroe and others. Mac also helped start both CMA and IBMA, and you'll hear much more about this national treasure's life on this show.  February 16, 2016

#14 - The Legendary Mac Wiseman
Mac Wiseman joins Justin to talk about his lengthy career in the music business. Mac talks about playing with Molly O'Day, Flatt & Scruggs, Bill Monroe and others. Mac also helped start both CMA and IBMA, and you'll hear much more about this national treasure's life on this show.

February 16, 2016

  #13 - Ronnie Bowman  Ronnie Bowman joins Justin to discuss the new  Band of Ruhks  project, his time in the Lonesome River Band and Lost & Found. They also discuss songwriting, Ronnie's early days performing with his family band and funny stories from the road.  January 31, 2016

#13 - Ronnie Bowman
Ronnie Bowman joins Justin to discuss the new Band of Ruhks project, his time in the Lonesome River Band and Lost & Found. They also discuss songwriting, Ronnie's early days performing with his family band and funny stories from the road.

January 31, 2016

  #12 - Jon Weisberger, Part 2  Part 2 with Jon Weisberger includes discussion of challenges facing bluegrass music and some of the differing factions of fans. They also discuss the impact of social media on musicians' time management.  January 18, 2016

#12 - Jon Weisberger, Part 2
Part 2 with Jon Weisberger includes discussion of challenges facing bluegrass music and some of the differing factions of fans. They also discuss the impact of social media on musicians' time management.

January 18, 2016

  #11 - Jon Weisberger, Part 1  A year in review kicks off the show, then Jon Weisberger joins the show for a discussion of his career. They cover Jon's early days getting started in Ohio, and making the move to Nashville to establish himself as a bass player.  January 3, 2016

#11 - Jon Weisberger, Part 1
A year in review kicks off the show, then Jon Weisberger joins the show for a discussion of his career. They cover Jon's early days getting started in Ohio, and making the move to Nashville to establish himself as a bass player.

January 3, 2016

  #10 - Peter Cooper  Peter Cooper joins Justin for this episode. They discuss songwriting and Peter's background, discovering bluegrass music in the Washington D.C. area, and seeing the Seldom Scene at The Birchmere. They also talk sports, and how Peter decided to make his latest record titled   Depot Light  .  December 19, 2015

#10 - Peter Cooper
Peter Cooper joins Justin for this episode. They discuss songwriting and Peter's background, discovering bluegrass music in the Washington D.C. area, and seeing the Seldom Scene at The Birchmere. They also talk sports, and how Peter decided to make his latest record titled Depot Light.

December 19, 2015

  #9 - Tim Stafford of Blue Highway  Tim Stafford joined Justin for a phone interview. He broke some news about the new member of Blue Highway, and talked about his time with Dusty Miller and Alison Krauss & Union Station in addition to Blue Highway. They also discussed Tim's biography on Tony Rice, called   Still Inside: The Tony Rice Story  .  December 5, 2015

#9 - Tim Stafford of Blue Highway
Tim Stafford joined Justin for a phone interview. He broke some news about the new member of Blue Highway, and talked about his time with Dusty Miller and Alison Krauss & Union Station in addition to Blue Highway. They also discussed Tim's biography on Tony Rice, called Still Inside: The Tony Rice Story.

December 5, 2015

  #8 - Beyond Measure  Justin describes the process of making his newest recording titled  Beyond Measure . He explains how he put some of the songs together, what he used to record and how he named the tunes. He also shares where the inspiration came from.  November 21, 2015

#8 - Beyond Measure
Justin describes the process of making his newest recording titled Beyond Measure. He explains how he put some of the songs together, what he used to record and how he named the tunes. He also shares where the inspiration came from.

November 21, 2015

  #7 - Thomm Jutz  Thomm Jutz joined Justin this episode to discuss his life and career, moving from Germany, songwriting, engineering and much more. They play an original guitar tune at the end.  November 8, 2015

#7 - Thomm Jutz
Thomm Jutz joined Justin this episode to discuss his life and career, moving from Germany, songwriting, engineering and much more. They play an original guitar tune at the end.

November 8, 2015

  #6 - Mexico, Dawg shows & Instruments  Sierra Hull joins Justin as co-host on this episode to discuss their trip to Mexico, recent shows with David "Dawg" Grisman, instruments, and a whole lot more!  October 24, 2015

#6 - Mexico, Dawg shows & Instruments
Sierra Hull joins Justin as co-host on this episode to discuss their trip to Mexico, recent shows with David "Dawg" Grisman, instruments, and a whole lot more!

October 24, 2015

  #5 - Tim Shelton  Tim Shelton joins Justin this episode to discuss his career, the state of the music business, impact of travel on the body, eating healthy, and their common interest in professional wrestling. Tim discusses the guys he's been on the road with and shares stories from the road. He lets us in on his latest projects.  October 6, 2015

#5 - Tim Shelton
Tim Shelton joins Justin this episode to discuss his career, the state of the music business, impact of travel on the body, eating healthy, and their common interest in professional wrestling. Tim discusses the guys he's been on the road with and shares stories from the road. He lets us in on his latest projects.

October 6, 2015

  #4 - Ron Block of Alison Krauss & Union Station  Episode four features an interview with Ron Block, banjo player and singer with Alison Krauss & Union Station. Ron discusses his new project,   Hogan's Houses of Music  , AKUS, recording, producing, choosing songs, filming  Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? , favorite foods, movies and more.  September 24, 2015

#4 - Ron Block of Alison Krauss & Union Station
Episode four features an interview with Ron Block, banjo player and singer with Alison Krauss & Union Station. Ron discusses his new project, Hogan's Houses of Music, AKUS, recording, producing, choosing songs, filming Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?, favorite foods, movies and more.

September 24, 2015

  #3 - Keith Garrett  Episode three features a lengthy interview with Keith Garrett of the band The Boxcars. Keith discusses his early days getting interested in the guitar and singing, early bands and playing in competitions. He and Justin discuss the IBMA Awards...plus favorite TV shows, foods, etc.  September 10, 2015

#3 - Keith Garrett
Episode three features a lengthy interview with Keith Garrett of the band The Boxcars. Keith discusses his early days getting interested in the guitar and singing, early bands and playing in competitions. He and Justin discuss the IBMA Awards...plus favorite TV shows, foods, etc.

September 10, 2015

  #2 - Traveling  This episode is spent describing life on the road, and specifically, a trip this past weekend, a trip to Cincinnati for baseball, and ideas for future episodes.  August 21, 2015

#2 - Traveling
This episode is spent describing life on the road, and specifically, a trip this past weekend, a trip to Cincinnati for baseball, and ideas for future episodes.

August 21, 2015

  #1 - Sierra Hull  This first episode features an interview with Sierra Hull conducted in September 2014. It covers her early life and career all the way up to her yet to be released project.  August 9, 2015

#1 - Sierra Hull
This first episode features an interview with Sierra Hull conducted in September 2014. It covers her early life and career all the way up to her yet to be released project.

August 9, 2015