Phil Cody

Phil Cody Biography

Phil Cody’s fifth release, Featherbed, is a six song EP culled from two days of recording at Rami Jaffee’s (Foo Fighters, the Wallflowers) Fonogenic Studio in Van Nuys, CA with overdubs at Producer Steve McCormick’s studio, Studebaker Sound, in Mar Vista, CA. Along with Jaffee and McCormick, the band included Eric Heywood, Roger Len Smith, Andy Kamman, Bryan “Smitty" Smith and Matt Cartsonis. Featherbed is a combination of four new Cody penned tunes and two covers. Self-released by Cody’s label, Back & Belly Recordings, Featherbed is available from digital retailers on August 7, 2015.

Phil takes Featherbed on tour this August throughout California, supporting Grammy Award-winning songwriter Marc Cohn, in addition to performing solo dates. “I couldn’t be more thrilled,” says Phil. “I went to see Marc Cohn play his last time through Los Angeles and thought the show was just fantastic. I was familiar with those great early songs like ‘Walking in Memphis’ and ‘Silver Thunderbird,’ yet not as familiar with his recent material but I was sold then and there. It’s not easy to sell people on tunes they’ve never heard but Marc nailed it. I’ve been fortunate through the years to get some great support slots (e.g. Warren Zevon). I thrive in that atmosphere even though sets tend to be shorter and folks often have no idea who you are. If it’s a good fit, which I think Marc and I will be, and assuming you bring the goods, the rewards can be long lasting.”

Past Phil Cody tours have included support for Warren Zevon, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Linda Perry, Pete Droge, Ron Sexmith, Lisa Loeb and The Violent Femmes. Phil has also opened for or shared the stage with such notables as Steve Earle, Bonnie Raitt, Rickie Lee Jones, The Pretenders, Ray Davies, Chris Isaac, Tracy Chapman, Joe Ely and many more. He has performed at the 2014 Americana Music Conference and other festivals like SXSW, NAMM, Gavin Convention, NEMO, Strawberry Folk Festival, and World Cafe. Phil has toured successfully in Italy a half dozen times over the years and is supported by Appaloosa Records distributed by IRD. His most recent Italian tour ended in May of 2015.

Phil Cody released his debut album, The Sons of Intemperance Offering, in 1996 on Interscope Records. His two follow up albums were released independently - The Mad Dog Sessions, a collection of 20 songs recorded over two days, and Big Slow Mover, with tracks produced by Ethan Johns and Rami Jaffee, and with special guest appearances by Emmylou Harris and Joe Henry. Phil’s fourth album, Cody Sings Zevon, released in 2014 is a stripped down collection of 12 songs pulled from albums throughout Warren Zevon's career.

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