- Type: Breedlove Artists
Born in Live Oak, Texas and now residing in San Antonio, Cody has been a musical prodigy since the age of 4. Piano was the first instrument he took to beginning classical and jazz lessons at 5 years old. Cody has played thousands of recitals and competitions over the years but he found a new itch. While continuing to develop as a piano player, he decided at the age of 15 to pick up the guitar. His father, Bill, was a proficient guitar player and songwriter and his uncle, Barry, was a touring singer-songwriter out of Nashville. His first guitar was an old beat up 6- string that his dad had been given years before. Cody soon became quite the guitarist and songwriter himself and decided he needed to buy a better guitar. The first guitar he bought was a Breedlove because he loved the way it sounded. With his new guitar, Cody played any open mic or acoustic performance he could. His
songs were becoming popular not only with his friends but with regulars at the open mics he played. Finally, after years of solo performance, he decided to turn the solo acoustic act into a full band. Enter Band of Bandits, teaming up with a high school friend and former jazz band drummer Dustin as well as two veterans to the game, former Jack Levitt members, Ernie and Bob. Cody now plays many instruments including piano, guitar, mandolin, banjo, and ukulele.