Cowboy

by Phoebe McMillian and Rob Kuhlman

Released 07/12/2019
Effulgent Music
Released 07/12/2019
Effulgent Music
Driven by a passionate vocal, acoustic guitar and mandolin, Cowboy describes the adventures of the bigger-than-life characters who lived in Deadwood, Montana during the Black Hills Gold Rush.
  • 05:01 Story Lyrics Cowboy

    One cold night in the Black Hills

    Laced in sepia and gold

    A Deadwood madam lay breathless

    With a secret to be told

    The 18th Street Brothel

    Was the best place they could hide

    There was hunger in their bodies and

    A thirst in their eyes

    Jesse and Billy they were in

    Dancing with the wild cats and covered in sin

    Gambling in the sheets

    Riding lost trails and fightin’ in streets

     

    The Horse don’t make the Cowboy

    The gun only makes them understand

    The hat don’t make the Cowboy

    If the Cowboy keeps on living

    Living makes a Cowboy a man

     

    Times were trying and often rough

    Making one do about anything

    But she kept on dreamin’ that

    One day she’d get that ring

    Undulating horizons underneath her men’s clothes

    Lady Jane was driving Bill wild

    In those burlesque shows

    Entwining smoke-filled dark saloons

    Hard hands stealing the moon

    Enticing spirits of the West

    Holdin’ on lawless and possessed

     

    The Horse don’t make the Cowboy

    The gun only makes them understand

    The hat don’t make the Cowboy

    If the Cowboy keeps on living

    Living, living makes the Cowboy a man

     

    McCall was holdin’ onto a threat

    Harsh words exchanged over a debt

    He reached for the revolver and just as planned

    Left Bill holdin’ that dead man’s hand

     

    On the way to Bill’s grave

    A pact was made to take down McCall

    An execution botched as the whole town watched

    In the distance you could hear the shots

    Only I saw their faces

    And now McCall was left holdin' eights and aces

     

    The horse don’t make the Cowboy

    The gun only makes them understand

    The hat don’t make the Cowboy

    If the Cowboy keeps on living

    Living, living makes the Cowboy a man

NOTES
Phoebe McMillian - Lead Vocal
Rob Kuhlman - Guitars

Featuring:
Nathan Collins - Drums
Billy Holmes - Mandolin
Ray McMurty - Bass

Written by Rob Kuhlman and Christine Roberts. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Rob Kuhlman at Root Cellar Music Studio.

Away Too Long

by Cosmic Soul Shakers

Released 07/05/2019
Effulgent Music
Released 07/05/2019
Effulgent Music
A guitar-driven rocker musically influenced by '70s rock. Inspired by a heart-warming visit with loved ones, the lyrics are about experiencing familiar surroundings with a deep sense of being in a brand new place for the very first time.
  • 04:28 Story Lyrics Away Too Long

    When I was a young girl
    Dreamin’ on a Star
    Left me Angel city
    To heal my crooked heart 
    Seeking out some silver wings
    To take me far away from me
    Every detour led me to
    A truth too close to see

    I’ve been away too long
    Nothing is familiar
    I’ve been away too long
    All the old seems new
    Now that I’m home

    Spending too much precious time 
    Tryin’ to get the perfect high
    When all I ever wanted was
    A little piece of mind

    I’ve been away too long
    Nothing is familiar
    I’ve been away too long
    All the old seems new
    Now that I’m home

    Change of Heart
    Changed my Mind
    Changed my World
    From the inside of my Soul

    I’ve been away too long
    Nothing is familiar
    I’ve been away too long
    All the old seems new

    I’ve been away too long
    Nothing is familiar
    I’ve been away too long
    All the old seems new
    Now that I’m home

    Now that I’m home
    Now that I’m home
    Now that I’m home

NOTES
A guitar-driven rocker musically influenced by '70s rock. Inspired by a heart-warming visit with loved ones, the lyrics are about experiencing familiar surroundings with a deep sense of being in a brand new place for the very first time.

Laura Kuhlman - Vocals
Rob Kuhlman - Guitars
Scott Williams - Bass
Ike Stubblefield - B3 and Piano
Brian Baraszu - Drums
Marvin Carter, Jr. - Background Vocals
Larry Blewitt - Percussion

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Gotta Take This Call

by Cosmic Soul Shakers

Released 07/20/2018
Effulgent Music
Released 07/20/2018
Effulgent Music
Stax-inspired, rock 'n' soul duet about Love and Forgiveness over the phone.
  • 05:46 Story Lyrics Gotta Take This Call

    My cell is ringin’ I gotta take this phone call hello yes

    That was my baby she said she loves me after all well alright

    Listen I couldn’t recover from our last fight now

    It had me tossin’ turnin’ through the night now

    She stole my sleep when she stormed out that door now

    She said she wasn't comin’ back no more but

     

    My cell is ringin’ I gotta take this phone call hello yes

    That was my baby she said she loves me after all well alright

    Listen one night without her it was just too much ah

    I crave her lovin’ I can't get enough now

    Her loves so good it makes you wanna scream loud

    Just let her kiss ya ahhhhh!

     

    Ooh Baby

    Hear what you’re sayin’

    So good to hear your voice  

    Let’s keep on talkin’

    So sorry baby

    Like what you’re sayin’

    For what I said before

    Just keep on takin’

    Ooo listen baby

    I like what you’re sayin’

    Can’t live without you girl

    Let’s keep on talkin’

     

    We got a good thing don’t want to let this go

    Don’t let a good thing go away

    ‘Cause I need you

     

    My cell is ringin’ I gotta take this phone call hello yes

    That was my baby she said she loves me after all well alright

    Listen I couldn’t recover from our last fight now

    It had me tossin’ turnin’ through the night now

    She stole my sleep when she stormed out that door now

    She said she wasn't comin’ back no more but

    One night without her it was just too much ah

    I crave her lovin’ I can't get enough now

    Her loves so good it makes you wanna scream loud

    Just let her kiss ya, Ahhhhh!

     

    Lets keep on talkin’

    Lets keep on lovin’

    Lets keep on groovin’

    Lets keep on talkin’

     

    Lets keep on talkin’

    Lets keep on lovin’

    Lets keep on groovin’

NOTES
Cosmic Soul Shakers had a blast making this record written and performed by Rob Kuhlman, Laura Kuhlman and Marvin Carter, Jr. It also features these talented musicians groovin' in Southern Soul Style: Marvin Carter Jr. on vocals, Scott Williams on bass, Brian Baraszu on drums, Ike Stubblefield on B3 and Wurlitzer, Norman Frank on Saxophones, and Jimmy King on Trumpet.

Produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Rob Kuhlman at Root Cellar Music Studio. Songwriter: Marvin …
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A Man Like You

by Phoebe McMillian & Rob Kuhlman

Released 09/15/2017
Effulgent Music
Released 09/15/2017
Effulgent Music
A sexy recount celebrating human nature and that a good man will make you Sang!
NOTES
A sexy recount celebrating human nature and that a good man will make you Sang!

Miss Mary Mack

by Phoebe McMillian & Rob Kuhlman

Released 08/25/2017
Effulgent Music
Released 08/25/2017
Effulgent Music
A playful song bringing you back to the good 'ole days of summer in Atlanta.
  • 02:51 Story Lyrics Miss Mary Mack

    Remember those days

    When mama said go out and play

    Jumping rope all in time

    With those boys on our minds

    We sing Mary Mary Mary

     

    Miss Mary Mack Mack Mack

    All dressed in black, black, black

    With silver buttons, buttons, buttons

    All down her back, back, back

    She asked her mother, mother mother

    For fifty cent, cent, cent

    To see the ele, elephant

    Jump the fence, fence, fence

    He jumped so high, high, high

    He touched the sky, sky, sky

    And he never came back, back, back

    'Till the Fourth of July, ly, ly

    Here's what I'm thinkin' of

    Hot summer days and the barbeque blazin'

    Hangin' at the courts checkin' boys in them shorts

    Grant Park Boulevard

    The boys be dunkin' girls Jamaica Funkin'

    Jumpin', jumpin’ , double dutch

    Criss cross up the ladder then duck down

    Heel to heel, toe to toe then turn around

    Now stop change direction

    Ladies forward one-eighty

     

    Yo left, yo left, yo left right left

    Yo left, yo left, yo left right left

    Miss Mary Mack Mack Mack

    All dressed in black, black, black

    With silver buttons, buttons, buttons

    All down her back, back, back

    She asked her mother, mother mother

    For fifty cent, cent, cent

    To see the ele, elephant

    Jump the fence, fence, fence

    He jumped so high, high, high

    He touched the sky, sky, sky

    And he never came back, back, back

    'Till the Fourth of July, ly, ly

     

NOTES
Phoebe McMillian is a singer/songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia blending several genres of music with her wide range, power, pain and passion. Guitar player, songwriter and producer Rob Kuhlman has written and recorded with more than 30 artists, including Cosmic Soul Shakers and LoveShine.

A remarkable collaboration demonstrating their unshackled musical souls – hold on for the ride!

Sri Ram Jai Ram

by LoveShine

Released 04/11/2017
Effulgent Music
Released 04/11/2017
Effulgent Music
Inspired by the transcendent mantra Sri Ram Jai Ram, this LoveShine folk-rocker is filled with devotion.
NOTES
Inspired by the transcendent mantra Sri Ram Jai Ram, LoveShine's folk-rock sound is filled with devotion. The song features:

Rob Kuhlman - Vocals, guitars, bass, keys
Laura Catherine Kuhlman - Vocals, harmonium, tambourine
Wynne Paris - Sarod and vocals
Matthew Hufschmidt - Drums and percussion

In Your Dreams

by Megan Megahee & Rob Kuhlman

Released 03/21/2017
Effulgent Music
Released 03/21/2017
Effulgent Music
Powerful rock ballad featuring Megan Megahee's heart-felt vocals and lyrics, driven by Rob Kuhlman's arpeggiated acoustic guitar, electric hard rock rhythms, and soulful leads.
NOTES
Megan Megahee is a singer, actress, songwriter and author based in Atlanta, Georgia. Guitar player, songwriter and producer Rob Kuhlman has written and recorded with more than 30 artists, including Cosmic Soul Shakers and LoveShine.

Their unique collaboration blends Megan's dreamy storytelling with Rob's guitar-driven production.

In Your Dreams features Mark Megahee on harmony vocals, Kim Megahee on bass, Greg Robert (Kansas) on keys, and Nathan Collins (Love Tractor) on drums.

It's Gone

by Megan Megahee & Rob Kuhlman

Released 03/21/2017
Effulgent Music
Released 03/21/2017
Effulgent Music
Megan Megahee's dreamy tale of heartbreak is driven by Rob Kuhlman's hard rock guitar rhythms and delay-soaked melodies.
NOTES
Megan Megahee is a singer, actress, songwriter and author based in Atlanta, Georgia. Guitar player, songwriter and producer Rob Kuhlman has written and recorded with more than 30 artists, including Cosmic Soul Shakers and LoveShine.

Their unique collaboration blends Megan's dreamy storytelling with Rob's guitar-driven production.

It's Gone features Kim Megahee on bass, Billy Holmes (Love Tractor) on keys, and Nathan Collins (Love Tractor) on drums.

Reflect Love

by LoveShine

Released 06/10/2016
Effulgent Music
Released 06/10/2016
Effulgent Music
LoveShine's light rock-pop mix of English and Sanskrit sends a message of blissful Love.
NOTES
LoveShine's light rock-pop mix of English and Sanskrit sends a message of blissful Love. The song features:

Laura Catherine Kuhlman - Lead and harmony vocals, harmonium, keyboard
Rob Kuhlman - Guitars, bass, keyboard and vocals
Amanda Feinstein (Bhakti Messenger) - Vocals
Matthew Hufschmidt - Drums and percussion

Kaleidoscope

by LoveShine

Released 03/04/2016
Effulgent Music
Released 03/04/2016
Effulgent Music
Kaleidoscope is a playful duet about mandalas as powerful transformational tools, and how mudras and yantras can be intertwined with the Tibetan mantra Om Mani Padme Hum to enhance one's spiritual practice.
NOTES
Playful song inspired by the Tibetan mantra Om Mani Padme Hum. Written by Rob and Laura Kuhlman, the song features:

Rob Kuhlman - Vocals, guitars and bass
Laura Catherine Kuhlman - Vocals and harmonium
Matthew Hufschmidt - Drums and percussion

Better Together

by Cosmic Soul Shakers

Released 10/16/2015
Effulgent Music
Released 10/16/2015
Effulgent Music
An original, blend of old and new Rock, Blues and Soul featuring male and female dual vocals, a veteran keyboard player, solid rhythm section and rippin' guitars.
  • 04:11 Story Lyrics Don't Turn Me Away

    You’ve been keeping some kind of secret from me

    You won’t look me in the eyes but it’s easy to see.

    (Chorus)

    I know your time is precious just hear what I have to say

    If you’ve got some other lover I won’t stand in your way

    You can turn me around just Don’t Turn Me Away

     

    I’ve been keeping my feelings hidden from you

    I won’t lead you on no more I gotta tell you the truth

    (Chorus)

    Don’t Turn Me Away

    (Chorus) 2x

    You can turn me around just Don’t Turn Me Away

  • 03:40 You and Me
  • 06:17 Story Lyrics The Rain

    Losin’ my way at the fork I chose a dark road

    And I know that I can never turn back

    Pouring down rain

    These muddy waters are a welcome mat

    Slide my feet and wipe away my tracks

    So I won't complain about the rain

    Let the waters wash away my guilt

    My stains, my sins, my shame

    Oh - The Rain

     

    You sent me away and broke my chains

    Now I’m free from your shackles and you’re never gone hurt me again

    I’m risin’ up, you’re going down

    You’ll think about me when you’re dragged by the hellhounds

    Forever changed under this rain

    As the clouds drift away at the breaking of the day never be the same

     

    Haunting me from the other side

    The light in me has lost it's shine

    Dark smile in the shadow

    Thanking me for handing him my soul

     

    I won't complain about the rain

    Let the waters wash away my guilt, my stains,  my sins, my shame

    Oh - The Rain

    Forever changed under this rain

    As the clouds drift away at the breaking of the day never be the same

     

    You’ll think about me when you’re dragged by the hellhounds

    What have I done?

  • 04:09 Too Fast Too Deep

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