Cody Brooks is what SXSW is all about!

Cody1 (1)Up and comer Cody Brooks is set to play the BMI ‘Howdy Texas’ showcase at Stubbs tomorrow night starting at 6pm. If you haven’t heard of the young drifter from just outside of Nashville, you soon will. I was able to get a sneak peek at his new EP “Handshake” and was blown away!

Cody is taking his Blue grass roots and combining it with electronic down beats reminding me of a Gypsy version of The Kills, but it’s Cody’s voice that begins to separate from the pack. There is something about that deep blues growl that plays perfectly with the electronic melodies reminiscent of an Atticus Ross score.

If SXSW is still truly about turning unknown talent into rock stars, then Cody only has a few more steps on his journey to go.

By Ryan Davis


About Ryan Davis

Ryan is the Founder of Lost in Reviews, a member of The Kansas City Film Critic's Circle, and a key component in the movement to digitally restore the 1986 classic film The Gate. Ryan is also the co-host of Blu Monday a DVD and Blu Ray review show which Lost in Reviews co-founder Angela Davis also appears. While he may be a film and music snob, that doesn't mean you can't be friends. Well it could if you don't like the same bands or films he does, overall it might be best to avoid the subject all together.

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