Watch Teenage Bassist Jump On Stage With Daniel Donato’s Cosmic Country For Impromptu Guest Spot In Indiana

Tim Cavanaugh joined the band on “Halfway (In Between)” to start the encore on Friday night.

By Scott Bernstein Mar 25, 2024 9:16 am PDT

Daniel Donato‘s Cosmic Country brought their current tour to Hobart, Indiana on Friday for a sold-out show at the Hobart Art Theatre. The evening’s encore began in special fashion as the band obliged a young audience member holding a sign asking to sit-in on bass.

Tim Cavanaugh, who according to his YouTube page is 16-years-old, came to the show with a sign reading, “Can I play ‘Halfway’ on bass with you guys???” Donato called upon Cavanaugh to replace Cosmic Country bassist Will McGee on “Halfway (In Between)” from his 2023 studio album, Reflector to get Friday’s encore underway.

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The teenager capably handled McGee’s part to the delight of the capacity crowd. “Great job on Halfway, Tim. Don’t look down, or look back. Trust the trip,” Donato noted in regards to Cavanaugh in a post on his social feeds.

Cavanaugh wrote about his experience in the description accompanying video of the guest spot. He explained that photographer Ant Braaten initally spotted him and his sign and told him to make sure to stick around for the encore. “Lo and behold, the encore comes around and i’m up on stage jamming with the rest of the band,” Tim recalled. “I thank the band heavily for this incredible opportunity and I am forever grateful!”

Watch Tim Cavanaugh perform “Halfway (In Between)” with Daniel Donato’s Cosmic Country via fan-shot footage below:


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Daniel Donato’s Cosmic Country resumes their tour on Thursday, March 28 at the Georgia Theatre in Athens, Georgia. Check out a full list of upcoming tour dates below.

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