Cody Canada

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Cody Canada

Cody Canada performing in April 2009
Background information
Born(1976-05-25) May 25, 1976 (age 36)
OriginPampa, Texas
GenresAlternative country, southern rock
OccupationsSinger-songwriter
InstrumentsGuitar, Mandolin, Harmonica
Years active1994–present
LabelsUnderground Sound
Associated actsCross Canadian Ragweed, The Departed, Jason Boland & the Stragglers, Stoney LaRue, Dierks Bentley, Randy Rogers, Reckless Kelly, Robert Earl Keen
Websitewww.thedepartedmusic.com
Notable instruments
PRS Standard 24
 
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Cody Canada

Cody Canada performing in April 2009
Background information
Born(1976-05-25) May 25, 1976 (age 36)
OriginPampa, Texas
GenresAlternative country, southern rock
OccupationsSinger-songwriter
InstrumentsGuitar, Mandolin, Harmonica
Years active1994–present
LabelsUnderground Sound
Associated actsCross Canadian Ragweed, The Departed, Jason Boland & the Stragglers, Stoney LaRue, Dierks Bentley, Randy Rogers, Reckless Kelly, Robert Earl Keen
Websitewww.thedepartedmusic.com
Notable instruments
PRS Standard 24

Cody Canada (born May 25, 1976 in Pampa, Texas) is an American southern rock/alt-country artist. From 1994-2010, Canada was the lead singer of Cross Canadian Ragweed. In 2011, Canada founded the group Cody Canada & the Departed with Jeremy Plato, Seth James, Steve Littleton and Dave Bowen.[1]

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Cross Canadian Ragweed

In 1994, Canada along with fellow musicians Jeremy Plato (bass), Grady Cross (guitar), and Randy Ragsdale (percussion) formed Cross Canadian Ragweed in Yukon, Oklahoma. The band was named after three of its original members with Canada taking on the role of lead guitarist, lead vocals, and prominent songwriter. They would later move to Stillwater, Oklahoma. From the time of Ragweed's formation until its end in 2010, the band released seven studio albums as well as three live albums.

In 2010, the band went on an extended hiatus due to slight tensions between Cross, and Ragsdale's family responsibilities.

The Departed

In 2011, Canada and fellow Ragweed musician Jeremy Plato formed a new band billed as Cody Canada & the Departed. The Band consists of Canada (guitar/vocals), Plato (bass guitar/vocals), Seth James (guitar/vocals), Steve Littleton (keyboards) and Chris Doege (drums) who replaced original drummer, Dave Bowen. They released their first album in June 2011 titled This Is Indian Land, consisting of covers written by Oklahoma songwriters.

On August 24, 2012, the band announced through their website and social media that they would release their first original album titled Adventus. The album is currently scheduled to be released on November 9, 2012.

In September of 2012, the band announced that they would release one song from Adventus every Monday leading up until the albums release on their on their Facebook artist profile. The songs (in order) released to date have been titled "Worth the Fight," "Burden," and "Hobo."

Another song titled "Prayer for the Lonely" debuted on September 15, 2012, on The Texas Music Scene.

Discography

Cross Canadian Ragweed

Cody Canada & the Departed

Studio albums

TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positions
US Country
[2]
US
[3]
US
Indie

[4]
This Is Indian Land
  • Release date: June 21, 2011
  • Label: Underground Sound
136811

Music videos

YearVideo
2011"Staring Down the Sun"[5]

References