May 11, 2019
CODY BLACKBIRD BAND
AN ALTER-NATIVE ROCK FUSION EXPERIENCE FEATURING CONNOR CHEE
SATURDAY, MAY 11 @ 7PM
$20 ADVANCE / $25 AT DOOR
The Cody Blackbird Band
Six-time combined Native American Music Award Winning Artists. Produced by 36-year band veteran Kenny Lee Lewis of the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted Steve Miller Band.
Raw, honest, organic, indigenous. The Cody Blackbird Band sets themselves apart from many of the pop-rock Indie bands that are in the musical marketplace today. Indigenous (Dakota, Cherokee, Romani gypsy) brothers Cody and Caleb Blackbird set out to form a group that honors the sacred music of their ancestors, while infusing the revolution of rock and R&B into their unique style. Utilizing the haunting sound of the traditional Native American wooden flute and hide skin drum, Cody has become the Pied Piper for a new generation of listeners, while his brother Caleb keeps the heartbeat of the pow-wow inside all of their songs. The 60s psychedelic guitar sounds of Will Benjamin add a throwback texture that brings to mind the groups of the late 60s playing at the Fillmore Auditorium. Connor Chee (Dine) adds the solid foundation of the bass along with the rhythmic substructure with the keys.
Cody’s voice ranges from the subtle intimacies of soft heartfelt poetry, to the rough-edged sound of an experienced classic blues-rock powerhouse. The songwriting style of CBB is reminiscent of the early days of The Doors, The Animals, Canned Heat and Redbone, but also newer artists like Jack Johnson, Dave Matthews and even The Goo Goo Dolls come to mind while experiencing the music of CBB. Throw in the sound of a South American panpipe band that perform at fairs and abroad and you begin to wrap your arms and ears around this new style CBB has created.
Pulling oneself up from the ashes, romantic poetry, overcoming depression, the positive calling for a universal tribe, realizing your dreams, cannabis awareness, all these subject matters are reflected in the lyrical writing of CBB. The band was awarded “Group of the Year” at the NAMMYS in 2017 which is a testament to where this band is heading.
The Cody Blackbird Band has built a strong fan base over the years internationally and are a well-seasoned touring act who have performed all over the world.
“The Cody Blackbird Band is a big deal – they’ve shared the bill with big names like Michael Franti, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Rickey Medlocke, Buffy St. Marie,John Trudell, Nahko Bear, and The Black Eyed Peas to name a few.” ~ Anchorage Press
“No mere novelty act, this outfit fuses traditional Native-American flute music with blues, heartland rock, and a multi-culti jam-band sensibility, creating a wholly original and wholly American rock form.” ~ Scruffy City Press
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