Stranger in Every Town
by
Kosi
Jazz Vocal Album
Stranger in Every Town
Stranger in Every Town is a concept album depicting the highs and lows and existential terror of solo touring as an independent singer-songwriter. Much like a touring artist, the album itself travels through sonic and spiritual spaces, from a rollicking celebration of freedom to the desperation of fleeting but meaningful connections to the overwhelming dread of endless searching without a clear object. This album is less of a collection of songs and more of a journey, moving forwards and backwards simultaneously, looping over itself in the middle in a declaration of simultaneous self assurance and bewilderment, and ending exactly where it began, but breathless and shaking.
" I was sucked into your marvelous though magnificently dark universe right from [the first track]. There is a kind of gravity, of weighted emotions in this album. Your voice expresses almost invariably sentiments too intense to bear at times, it's sincere, it's dramatic, but I choked listening to the album. Is this a good sign? [...] It was beautiful, haunting, powerful, but unbearably painful. " -- Tri Nguyen, Award winning artist ( instagram )
Released November 4, 2018

Kosi - vocals (all tracks), acoustic guitar (5, 8), stomps and claps (12) 
Satish Robertson - trumpet (2, 3, 7), flugelhorn (4, 9) 
Brendon Biagi - tenor sax (2, 3, 4, 9) 
Jason Marshall - bari sax (3, 6) 
Jeremy Aaron - violin (8) 
Jeff Young - guitar (1, 3, 6, 13) 
John Lander - piano (2, 4, 7, 9), organ (3, 6) 
Leo Smith- bass (2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10) 
Jarrett Walser - drums (2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9) 
Jimmy Lopez - congas (11), shekere (11) 
Crystal Rhoney - background vocals (10) 
Joe Davi - stomps and claps (12)

Produced by Akosua Gyebi

Recorded by 
Joe Davi and Wayne Silver at The ice Plant in Long Island City, New York 
Joe Davi in Williamsburg, New York

Mixed by Joe Davi in Williamsburg, New York
Mastered by Jason Otero at Otero Entertainment
Thank you! ~Kosi
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