Multi-instrumentalist Cody Wright is quickly earning a reputation as one of the most innovative, soulful, and jaw-dropping young performers in the country. He plays bass, guitar, and keyboards and was co-composer for the upcoming multi-platform video game release of Toejam and Earl: Back in the Groove (PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo, PC, Mac.) Cody is a certified instructor at ScottsBassLessons.com, his videos having received millions of views online.
Cody has toured nationally & internationally with Eric Gales, Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, Everyone Orchestra, Jazz is Phish and James Brown Dance Party, among others. Cody has performed and/or recorded with: Victor Wooten (and the Wooten Brothers,) Eric Gales, Jeff Coffin, Michael Manring, Oteil Burbridge, Jeff Sipe, Robert “Sput” Searight (Snarky Puppy,) the Snarky Puppy Horns, members of the James Brown Band, Etienne M’Bappe (John McLaughlin,) Sharay Reed, Tony Grey (Hiromi,) Mono Neon, Kebbi Williams, Yolanda Charles (Mick Jagger,) Felix Pastorius, Col. Bruce Hampton, Pat Donohue (Prairie Home Companion,) Joanne Shaw-Taylor, Federico Malaman, Gergo Borlai (Gary Willis,) Chesley “Cheese” Allen (Meghan Trainor,) members of the Duhks & Lee Boys, members of the Tedeschi/Trucks Band, and others.
He was also featured at Victor Wooten’s Center for Music & Nature in 2015 and 2016 and co-billed as a solo artist with Stu Hamm at JT’s Bass Jam 2016 in Anaheim, CA.
Cody’s early training in jazz, fusion, and blues guitar has left him with a keen sense of melody, harmony, and phrasing. His use of the pick and two-handed tapping technique gives him unique tone and facility, but above all, his unabashed love for music shines through in every note he plays. At the dawn of his teens, when Cody Wright first got his hands on an electric guitar, he initially turned to hard rock and metal for inspiration, travelling down the crossroads of the blues before moving on to fusion, jazz, and acoustic music. Technical excellence was always an aspiration of Wright’s, along with melodies found early on in video games and television shows. “I was always the kid that would wonder what the music would sound like for certain video games before I even played them. Weird, I know!” Cody says.
Cody Wright will release his debut album, “A BASS ONLY A MOTHER COULD LOVE” in 2017. He will perform on the Main Stage at LBGS on Sunday 5th March, and will also hold lessons in the brand new Bass Workshop with Scott’s Bass Lessons.