Tickets $10ADV / $12DOS
Looking like a hippy, writing like an Outlaw, sounding like a Texas country stalwart, and touring like there's no tomorrow, the name Cody Jinks belongs smack dab in the mix when you're speculating on who is the best and the brightest in the current crop of insurgent country songwriters.
From Ft. Worth, TX, the first thing you notice about Cody's music is that familiar "somewhat country, somewhat rock" sound indicative of Texas country. The arrangements are sensible, with electric guitar comprising the foundation, though not being afraid to mix in some steel and other country elements. Cody's voice is twangy, but not too overstated. You do get the feeling he wants you to know he's country, but he's not trying to prove to you how country he is as some who make the Texas circuit in their perfect Wrangler shirts and jeans do; he's a lot more laid back than that. But this is country music, both honoring and indicative, while sweetening the sound enough to appeal to a wider ear.