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“Cosmo, I finally got to view your You Tube video. Unbelievable!”
“North Carolina-based singer/songwriter Perry Tillman, a.k.a. Captain Cosmo has been described as a “honky tonk piano player” and a provider of “boogie rock,” and both of those terms accurately describe what he does on his seven-song, 29-minute album One Man Land. This is a 2013 release that draws heavily on the rock & roll of the 1950s and 1960s, and Cosmo does so in a decidedly pianistic fashion..... Although he presently lives in North Carolina, Cosmo has also spent four years in Europe, two years in Nashville and eight years in New York City. And one place that, musically speaking, he obviously has a fondness for is New Orleans. One hears a lot of Crescent City influences on this release, especially Professor Longhair, Dr. John and Fats Domino. When Cosmo is grooving on “Parasitic Love” or the goofy “Rubber Love” one hears a lot of New Orleans in his singing and playing. It should be noted that Dr. John, Longhair and Domino have all been praised for their piano”
“Cosmo calls himself a honky-tonk pianist. And it’s true that he sometimes sounds like a saloon player, banging out notes while imaginary cowboys drain whisky, chase girls and get into a little gunplay. However, one can also hear a whole lot of New Orleans styled playing in his approach, which many times sounds like Dr. John, and before him, Professor Longhair. He also has a singing style that leaves him coming off like Joe Walsh, had he been raised in The Big Easy. .....Cosmo has been playing a long time. His resume includes performing with some of the best bluegrass artists, including Doug Dillard, Vassar Clements, John Hartford and Byron Berline. He’s also opened for some incredible country talent, such as Jerry Jeff Walker and Lee Greenwood. He probably has more in common with those that straddle the country/rock/rockabilly line, as in Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins, both of whom he’s also opened for. That’s an amazing collection of performers to have some associatio”
“It seems like there’s nothing Captain Cosmo can’t do. He sings. He plays keyboard. He pounds the drums. He does them all at the same time.”