American Red Dirt, country rock, alt rock whatever you want to call his music Cody Canada and his new band The Departed are gonna make you want to pull on your boots, bang your head and stop your feet. Although The Departed is a new name to the music scene, Cody Canada has been rocking out and drawing a dirt kicking crowd for over two decades. Canada’s first band was a little group called Cross Canadian Ragweed. Sound familiar? With 12 albums and numerous songs hitting the country charts he is a pro at satisfying our craving for rockin’ roll country that goes big and bad while winning your heart at the same time.
CCR, as their fans once called them, decided to dismantle in May 2010 but Canada wasn’t ready to let the music die. He and several of the CCR band members reunited to form The Departed and have been performing sellout shows to their loyal fans ever since. Originally from Yukon, Oklahoma, Canada now calls Texas home. Most recently they’ve recorded the debut Cody Canada & the Departed album here in Austin featuring 17 tracks by Oklahoma songwriters.
You can catch The Departed at ACL Live February 11 . Click “I like it” on our events page for a chance to win a pair of tickets. Proceeds from this show go to benefit the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians.