Pardon My Music

All About Cog

John "Cog" Coggeshall (pronounced Kog'-shawl or Kog'-esh-all) studied fine arts in the wilds of Connecticut and North Carolina. A featured performer at Lincoln Center NY and the Kennedy Center DC, media outlets including The New Yorker, Washington Post, Miami Herald and Virginian Pilot, plus unending internet sightings cover 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. Before reading the law and becoming an attorney, John worked as a fulltime entertainer/humorist in Virginia, and as an edgy talk show host on Outlaw Radio. He has run for political office, and authored the most catchy/annoying political campaign jingle ever: "Gail For Rail!" featured prominently on Comedy Central's Colbert Report. Cog's home hugs the Chesapeake Bay. "Bay Blues" was his first CD. "Bay Blues Fools" is universally hailed as a triumphant follow up to John's "sophisticated blues" sound. His most recent double CD release, "Brother John Reborn!" is the amazing culmination of a nearly half century musical project, and John is the only attorney to ever obtain three Governor pardons for three incarcerated inmates in one day.