Cody James



Check out this artwork! This is the cover art for my upcoming EP, titled "Start Climbing", which will be available for streaming and on CD November 8th! I worked closely with Tilly Mint, who hand-painted the cover, as well as the rest of the album layout. She does amazing work and this piece is no different!

I played all instruments on this album, including drums, bass guitar, guitar, and vocals. I worked closely with Tom Washatka at Steel Moon Studio in Oshkosh, WI for recording, mixing, and mastering.

I tend to think of this album as a "situational release", which means alot to me. Not only is it my first release as a solo artist, it also marks a big change musically and artistically for me.

These songs came out of a very difficult situation that arised towards the end of 2018. Looking back, it was the catalyst for an intense period in my life which inspired much growth and change.

The album features five songs - two of which I released as singles this summer - which chronicle my journey of navigating through depression, confusion, self-sabotage, and isolation, and self-realization.

I'm very excited with how this project turned out and I am extremely grateful for all of you who have stuck with me through this process with support and love. It hasn't been easy, but I couldnt have done it without you.

"D R I F T" is now live !


Yo peeps! My new single "DRIFT" is now live here and on all streaming services! Click HERE to listen

This single is a big change from anything I've done in the past - and I'm pumped to share it with you. It's a big piece of the story associated with my upcoming EP - we'll get into that later.

New Music on the Way !


My second single, titled "Drift", will be streaming everywhere on Friday, August 23rd!

I'm real excited about this one. I wanted to take the first release in a completely different direction from anything that I have done previously, and I feel this song shows that the most.

"Drift" features a full band arrangement, with me playing drums and bass in addition to guitar and vocals, and it even has strings.

There is a back story with these songs and the release in it's entirety, but we'll get into that later.

Going Out Strong


August, what's up!? Can't believe summer's almost over! It's gonna be a great month. Lots of cool shows coming up, including my first time I'm Minnesota, at the @commonrootsfest! Who's coming to hang ??

The Debut Single is Live !!


My debut single, "Living on the Breeze", is now live! I'm very happy with how this project has turned out, and I'm excited to finally share the first song with you! The song is currently available here at my website on the Music page, as well as my Bandcamp and Soundcloud page. It will be available on Spotify, Amazon, Apple Music, and more very soon !


935 Miles Later


What a crazy weekend! 5 shows in 4 days. 935 miles. New friends, old pals, and tons of fun! Thank you Iowa City, Rockford, Stevens Point, Love's Park, and Chicago, I'll be back soon !

Killer Weekend !


I had lots of fun in Chicago @ Elbo Room with my new friends Craig Alan and The 86! Then I was in Dubuque @ Blu Room with my pal Riff Worm and new friend Bob - can't wait to get back to jam with you all !

Fun show coming up


THIS WEEK - Thursday, June 6th I'm back in Wausau at @thepolackinn with my good pal Tom Jordan of @20_watt_tombstone! I've been looking forward to this one for a while !

Debut Single Coming This Month


My debut single, "Living on the Breeze", will be released Friday, 6/28. I'm real excited to share this song with you all, and to get one step closer to releasing my EP! This is also the first sneak peak at the album artwork - which was hand-painted by the incomparable @studiotillymint. More details to come !!



#solosummer2019 starts this tonight in Fon du Lac! Tomorrow I hit Ft Wayne, Indiana and then Saturday I'm at the Gypsy Goddess Festival in Michigan! Lots of great shows coming up, with more being added! Its gonna be wild.

Details at my calendar page.

Great weekend !


I had a great time last weekend playing in Madison, Milwaukee, and Oshkosh. New friends, old faces, and good times! Looking forward to this weekend, I'm back in Madison at Breakwater Bar on Sunday, 5/26 from 3pm-5pm for their Summer Concert Series !

Fun show over the weekend !


I had a great time at Gibson Music Hall over the weekend with my new pals in The New Outfit! I've got a few weeks off but I'm back at it May 16th in Madison! More on that later.



What a super fun weekend! Many thanks to the Reptile Palace, McFleshman's Brewing Co., and Polack Inn for having me!

This Friday I'm at Urban Fuel Coffeehouse in FDL from 7-9pm, come check it out! Saturday I'm in Racine with ATTALLA at George's Tavern! Let's gooooo.

This Weekend


Fun weekend ahead! I've got three shows and it all begins tomorrow at the Reptile Palace in Oshkosh. Check my website for all the deets, it's gonna be great !

April Shows !


I had a great time over the weekend at Twisted Roots in Oshkosh with my good friends Fools and Lovers! Can't wait to do it again. I've got a busy month coming up, including three shows this week! All the details are on the CALENDAR page. You know what to do !

March Shows !


It's a little lighter for the solo stuff this month as I'm preparing for the 10 day tour with ATTALLA next week. There are lots of shows happening in the coming months, the CALENDAR page has the full listing !

Catch me twice in Green Bay this week !


Catch me at Blue Opus tomorrow 2/27 in Green Bay, WI from 6pm-7pm and then on Friday 3/1 also in Green Bay at Lyric Room opening up for Jayke Orvis at 9pm. Details and ticket info is at the CALENDAR page !

Fun Weekend, Merch, More shows !


I had a really great weekend in Lacrosse, WI and Cedar Rapids, IA! I saw some old friends and made some new ones. Both shows were great!

I've added a "STORE" page, as I got shirts and hats last week! Check it out. I've also added a bunch of shows through May! It's gonna be a fun Spring.

New Shows Added


Hello! I've added a couple of new shows in Appleton on 4/27 and Milwaukee on 5/17. More details on those @ the Calendar page. February is going to be busy - I've got some great shows and I hope to finish up recording! Until then, I'll be in the house trying not to freeze to death.

Recording Update


Guitars are complete! Great progress was made in the studio today. Bass is up next, and I might be most excited on how that is beginning to sound. More to come !

Recording and New Shows !


Yo peeps! Over the weekend I began recording my debut EP at Steel Moon Studio here in Oshkosh! In addition to guitar and vocals, I am tracking drums and bass guitar. So far, drums are complete and guitars are about halfway finished. It's been a really great experience working with Tom Washatka and I'm pumped to share some music with you all !

 I've added a bunch of shows for February. I'll be making some waves across the Midwest next month, with shows in Chicago, Cedar Rapids, LaCrosse, and Green Bay !

I'll leave you with a photo I captured while I was tracking guitars over the past weekend.
Stay tuned, much more to come.

Becket's was a blast! On to 2019.


I had a blast at Becket's with my good friend Nicholas Raymond! Can't wait to do it again. That was my last show of 2018 - what a crazy year it's been! I'm really looking forward to 2019 and have big things in the works, including more shows and releasing more music! More on that later. Now I'll leave you with a cool photo from my set on Friday.

This is gonna be fun !


Coming up this Friday, December 14th, I'm with Nicholas Raymond at Becket's in Oshkosh! 8pm show time! It's gonna be great.

#frfv & a new show announcement !


The Fox Valley Roots Festival in Appleton was amazing over the weekend! So many great artists at a really cool venue! Im stoked to have been a part of it's first year.

Next up I'm looking forward to December 14th at Beckets in Oshkosh with Nicholas Raymond! It's gonna be a good one.

Here's a cool photo from my set at FRFV.

Hello !


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