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John Cog: Bio

John "Cog" Coggeshall (pronounced Kog'-shawl) received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of North Carolina. He was a featured performer on stage at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and at Lincoln Center in New York City. Newspapers such as The Washington Post, Miami Herald and Virginian Pilot, and other media outlets all over the world, have covered his career. As lead singer/keyboardist for the rock group "Cog", he showcased at famed New York nightclubs Trude Hellers and Max's Kansas City, and recorded frequently at Electric Lady Studios. John worked for years as a fulltime professional entertainer and humorist in the Norfolk/Virginia Beach, Virginia area, and as an edgy talk show host on Outlaw Radio. He has run for political office, and authored the most famous political campaign jingle of the last two decades, "Gail For Rail!" featured prominently on Comedy Central's Colbert Report.

The Cog family home hugs the Chesapeake Bay, where John writes and records whenever he can. "Bay Blues" was his first CD. "Bay Blues Fools" is universally hailed as a triumphant follow up for John's "sophisticated blues" sound.