Katie Jacoby Shares Cover Of T-Rex "Cosmic Dancer"

Article Contributed by The Royal Pota… | Published on Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Katie Jacoby, the violinist and singer-songwriter known for being the touring violinist with The Who, has shared her cover of T. Rex’s "Cosmic Dancer." The track features an all-star cast of musicians including Scott Metzger of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, LaMP and WOLF!, Dave Dreiwitz of JRAD and Ween, and Josh Dion of Paris Monster, as well as a string quartet with Katie leading on violin. It was recorded at Restoration Sound in Brooklyn, NY by Lorenzo Wolff.

“I’ve always been a fan of Marc Bolan and T. Rex, and I think 'Cosmic Dancer' is one of the most beautiful songs ever. Tony Visconti’s gorgeous string arrangement is a big part of that, and I love how the lyrics straddle both the playful and the profound," says Jacoby. "In my rendition, I wanted to capture the original analog warmth of the track while also highlighting the strings.”

“Cosmic Dancer” is available now from Royal Potato Family on all streaming platforms and with a video on YouTube filmed by Daniel Jaffe. Katie will be on tour with The Who this summer across Europe and the UK.

THE WHO w/ Katie Jacoby On Violin
Tour Dates

6/14 - Barcelona, Spain - Palau Sant Jordi
6/17 - Florence, Italy - Firenze Rocks, Visarno Arena
6/20 - Berlin, Germany - Waldbuhne
6/23 - Paris, France - La Defense Arena
7/6 - Hull, UK - Sewell Group Craven Hill Park
7/8 - Edinburgh, Scotland, UK - Edinburgh Castle
7/9 - Edinburgh, Scotland, UK - Edinburgh Castle
7/12 - London, UK - The O2
7/14 - Derby, UK - The Incora County Ground
7/16 - Bristol, UK - The Badminton Estate
7/19 - Durham, UK - Seat Unique Riverside
7/21 - St Helens, UK - Totally Wicked Stadium
7/23 - Brighton, UK - The 1st Central County Ground
7/25 - St. Austell, Cornwall, UK - The Eden Project