New Music Critique: Cody Wayne Band

Musicianship 9

Cody Wayne and his super-solid sidekicks bring a vibrant energy to these tunes. At the mic, Wayne’s voice is not distinctive, but it projects a huskiness that suits the roadhouse rockin’ style of the band, each of whose members (incl. violin and organ) gets a chance to contribute licks and fills that suggest the CWB is a rollicking live act. That’s particularly so on “Fly High,” a great vehicle for musicianship, though just an okay tune. The earnest “Footprints on My Windshield” is our favorite lyrically and brings a strong, chugging propulsion from the guitars. Twangy and humorous, the last- call-at-the-saloon tune “Take Me Drunk” is sure to get a cackle and a “Hey!” out of any rowdy crowd.

Contact: [email protected]
Seeking: Label, Booking
Style: Country

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