A Day In The Life

A Day in the Life of a Music Junkie took time to review the debut album and we loved the review, our favorite parts:

“I’m not gonna lie: when I read the name Cody Jasper, I thought of the pop music genre – thank you, Cody Simpson.  I didn’t do any background research or anything and simply listened to the album raw, and to my surprise, Jasper’s got a rock and soul thing going on.”

“The album shows two caricatures of Jasper.  On one hand he can be the raunchy lustful lover, talking about drugs and sex, but on the other, he can be a sweet and heartfelt lover, yearning for your touch.”

For the full article: http://sirisvay.blogspot.com/2014/02/cody-jasper-self-titled-album-review.html

Culture Map Top 10 Shows!

Austin Culture Map featured Cody Jasper as a Top 10 show not to miss for February! We were super honored to be featured on this list with some other amazing local and traveling acts!

6. Cody Jasper, February 20 at Continental Club

Cody Jasper’s Texas roots run deep. He was born and raised in Amarillo. His great-grandfather played guitar with king of Texas swing Bob Wills. And his forthcoming debut album, the release of which he’ll fête on February 20th at the Continental Club, was recorded in Dripping Springs. But Jasper’s sound pulls from all over the South: sumptuous Stax-style horns, scorching slide guitar solos à la Stevie Ray Vaughan and a splash of outlaw country that’s surely a nod to good friend Shooter Jennings. “If it wasn’t for Shooter,” Jasper says in recent press materials, “I would still be trying to decide if I was country or rock ‘n’ roll.” Thank the Lord he decided to embrace them both. ”

 

To read the full article: http://austin.culturemap.com/news/entertainment/01-31-14-10-hot-top-best-live-music-shows-concerts-february-before-SXSW/

Music News Nashville…

 

Music News Nashville recently covered our album release! Thanks to Dan Harr for this awesome article!

“At 17, Texan Cody Jasper left his home in Amarillo for the mountains of Colorado, where he started his music career singing and playing lead guitar in Denver rock band The Wildbills. That’s when he wrote “Someday,” one of several blues- and soul-drenched rock ’n’ roll tracks on his debut solo release, Cody Jasper, dropping Feb. 18. Jasper will kick off a multi-state tour with a trio of Texas album release shows: Feb. 20 at Austin’s Continental Club, Feb. 21 at the Blue Light Live in Lubbock and Feb. 22 at Hoot’s Pub in Amarillo.

Produced by Nick Jay, formerly of Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights, Cody Jasper contains seven originals and two songs Jasper and Jay co-wrote. Standouts include the slide-driven “Cherry Pie,” the aching ballad “Mona Lisa” and the sweaty crunch-rocker “Evil Woman.” They carry influences from guitar gods Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan to soul men Otis Redding and Sam Cooke and outlaw-countryman Waylon Jennings. But Jasper channels them into something all his own. And it packs a wallop. Just listen to “Someday,” a song about addiction, which glues itself to your ears with staccato guitar strums as it turns that love-hate relationship into a visceral experience — one Jasper finally managed to escape.

With these killer tunes, a national college radio promotional campaign and a kick-out-the-jams live show, Jasper is ready to rock his way across the U.S. — and anywhere else his music will take him.

Upcoming shows include:
Feb. 15 – River Road Ice House, New Braunfels, Texas
Feb. 20 – The Continental Club, Austin
Feb. 21 – The Blue Light Live, Lubbock
Feb. 22 – Hoot’s Pub, Amarillo
March 5 – Lost Lake, Denver
March 6 – Taos Mesa Brewing, Taos, N.M.
March 7 – Cowgirl BBQ, Santa Fe, N.M.
March 8 – Golden Light Cantina, Amarillo
March 15 – Bat Bar (unofficial SXSW show), Austin
March 25 – Bear’s Den, Conway, Ark.
March 26 – The Gramophone, St. Louis
March 27 – Mercury Lounge, Tulsa, Okla.”

 

For the full article please visit: http://www.musicnewsnashville.com/texas-guitarist-cody-jasper-releases-self-titled-debut-feb-18/

My debut album

My debut self-titled LP will be released on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and Waterloo Records in Austin on February 18, 2014. It will also be available for purchase at my shows and on the website.

This is a 9 song record I recorded with Nick Jay at Nest Recording in Dripping Springs, Texas.

Excited for you to hear it!

Cody

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Bucket Full of Nails

Cody Jasper was recently reviewed by the music blog “Bucket Full of  Nails” here’s what they had to say about the debut album, “Cody Jasper”:

“The self-titled debut album from Austin, Texas-based Cody Jasper shoulders a heavy load, hefting soul, blues, rock and country along the way. Jasper makes it clear from the outset he is clearly in the rock camp, exorcising the Devil on album opener, “Black Cadillac,” channeling fellow Texans ZZ Top on “Cherry Pie” and dealing a hand of scuzz on the sexually-charged “Evil Woman.”

I lost all your records
Johnny Cash and “Tumbling Dice”
Ain’t it funny how vinyl
Can pass the time

Even with the energy of the album’s opening trifecta, it’s the slower moments onCody Jasper that yield the greatest rewards. The repentance of “Holy Water” and solitary slink of “Rosemary” highlight Jasper’s range and skills as a songwriter and vocalist. This range is perhaps best demonstrated on the  punchy rocker “Someday.” If trimmed down to under four minutes, the song could easily be a radio hit on pop or modern country radio in the right hands.

The production on Cody Jasper varies between raw (“Black Cadillac”) and overly slick (the clichéd ode to the perils of cocaine, “Snow White”), lending to a bit of inconsistency. The former would better serve the ragged songwriting on this otherwise solid debut.

Purchase Cody Jasper via iTunes.”

 

for the full article: http://bucketfullofnails.com/tag/cody-jasper/

 

 

Album release show!

Its been a long time coming and my record is finally here. We will be having a big party/show at The Continental Club in Austin, TX on South Congress, doors open at 8:00pm.  We will have lots of new shirts, cds and merchandise for sale!

The album will also be for sale on all online stores- iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and directly through the website store starting February 18th!

The record was recorded at The Nest in Dripping Springs, TX and was produced by Nick Jay and engineered by Jason Robert Burt.  It was a blast making this very versatile 9 song album.  I had the joy of playing with Jordan Cain (drums), Charlie Jones (drums), JT Holt (guitar/lap steel), and Nick Jay (bass, piano, organ and backup vocals).   I hope you all can make it out to the show!

Thank you so much for your support….

Cody Jasper

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South by Southwest!!

SXSW is just around the corner!

All shows are 100% free! So come join the party!    March 16th We will be at Bat Bar with Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown, Rise and Shines, and many other great bands! I go on at 9pm!

March 10 Chuggin Monkey 10pm

March 11 Dizzy Rooster 10pm

March 16 Bat Bar 8pm

March 17 (St. Patricks day!)  7pm

I hope to see you all there!!cody blue sx