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 multi-platform video game release of Toejam and Earl: Back in the Groove.
Cody has toured nationally & internationally with:
Eric Gales, Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, Everyone Orchestra, Jazz is Phish and James Brown Dance Party.
Cody has performed and/or recorded with:
Victor Wooten (and the Wooten Brothers,) Eric Gales, Jeff Coffin, Michael Manring, Oteil Burbridge, Jeff Sipe, Mike Seal (Jerry Douglas,) 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, Jennifer Hartswick, Kebbi Williams, Yolanda Charles (Mick Jagger,) Felix Pastorius, Billy Cardine, 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.
Cody even jammed with one of his heroes, guitar master Tommy Emmanuel, in 2014.
In 2016, Cody & the Eric Gales Band co-billed with Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, and Dweezil Zappa at Guitare en Scene Festival for Joe Satriani’s Birthday Bash!
Cody is a certified instructor at ScottsBassLessons.com.
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.
“Amazing and musical!! Love it!!!” - Victor Wooten
“Beautiful.” - Béla Fleck
“Absolutely brilliant!” - Greg Howe
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.