On Wednesday, July 5th singer-songwriter Cobi will be performing at the Funhouse at Mr. Smalls! Hailing from Minnesota, Cobi discovered his passion for music at an early age. When Cobi was eight years old, a family friend brought an electric guitar to his house and showed him how to play a couple chords. From that moment on Cobi was hooked and began mowing lawns in order to earn money to purchase a guitar. After buying his first guitar, Cobi taught himself how to play music by ear by listening to a song over and over again until he could play the whole song. With early influences such as Jimi Hendrix, B.B. King, and Fleetwood Mac, Cobi has cultivated a soulful sound in his music.
The former frontman of indie band Gentlemen Hall, Cobi embarked on his solo career in 2014. After signing with 300 Entertainment, Cobi released his first single “Don’t You Cry For Me” in May 2016. Since it’s release, the single has garnered over 24 million plays on Spotify. Cobi also gained attention after he released a video for his single that speaks to current racial tensions in America. Although Cobi is a new artist, he has already made a name for himself and plans to continue releasing music with his unique perspective.
Doors open at 7:00 and music starts at 8:00! Tickets are $12 in advance and $14 at the door. You can still find tickets here. Don’t miss out on this awesome show!