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  Cosby Gibson & Tom Staudle

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"With guitar, violin, banjo, harmonica, ukelele and dulcimer, these high-spirited independent artists present heartfelt original acoustic folk and blues."                                                                                   ~ Folk Times


Thomas Edison Music Awards, 2023

"The Eddies"

Capital District, NY

Cosby Gibson & Tom Staudle

Folk/Traditional Category

Cosby Gibson & Tom Staudle are award winning songwriters and singers and live near the Adirondacks in upstate New York. As a duo, they have been performing for fifteen years, and tour both regionally and nationally.


Together they play originals and favorites with a variety of instruments such as guitar, fiddle, banjo, and harmonica, and in many settings such as festivals, concert series, livestreams, and community events.


Cosby is Grammy® balloted and writes unique acoustic and folk-style songs. Awards include Best Folk Album in the Capital District Original Music Awards for 2017 and 2018; Dorn Space Award for Music Outreach, 2019, Best Folk Album, 2021, and Outstanding Folk Artist, 2023; and is a nominee for The Thomas Edison Music Awards, 2023. Her songs are in rotation on WEXT-FM Radio in the Capital District, NY.


Cosby has developed a Patron of the Arts program through the Patreon website where listeners pledge for songs, drawings, and videos. Funds are put toward goals such as obtaining equipment, touring, and new ideas.


Tom writes and performs in acoustic, Americana and Blues-styles, with awards for Best Folk Lyrics for the Capital District Original Music Awards in 2018, and Dorn Space Arts Breakthrough Artist of the Year in 2021, and Outstanding Americana Artist in 2023, and is a nominee for The Thomas Edison Music Awards, 2023.


His songs are in rotation on WEXT Radio and streaming, Albany/Troy, NY, and on the Top Songs of 2021 List, WEXT-FM, two songs at Number 6 and Number 45. Cosby and Tom are also the recipients of the Dorn Space Arts Award for Music Outreach in 2019.


Their special history song music programs include; Erie Canal Songs, Adirondack Lumber Camp Songs, Labor Union Songs, Songwriting Workshops, and the new Appalachian Historic Songs.


Current pursuits include continuing touring in their renowned touring van the "Most Magnificent Mobile" (dubbed as Maggie by listeners), community involvement, benefit concerts, and theater performances.




Also: Facebook, Youtube, Instagram, Patreon, and



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