Cody Canada and The Departed
Cody Canada was born in Pampa, Texas in 1976.
Acquiring a taste for music after attending a George Strait concert with his parents at the age of five, Canada first started playing guitar at the age of eight. While Cody was a teen, the Canada family relocated to Yukon, Oklahoma and became interested in outlaw country and hardcore rock n’ roll. Best known as part of the voice and vision of the wonderfully rebellious alt-country act Cross Canadian Ragweed, Cody Canada has a solid place on the Red Dirt/Americana scene, having also worked with Ray Wylie Hubbard, Mike McClure, Stephanie Briggs, and Stoney LaRue, among others. When Cross Canadian Ragweed went on extended hiatus in 2010, breaking up officially a year later, Canada and Ragweed bassist Jeremy Plato joined with guitarist Seth James, keyboardist Steve Littleton, and drummer Dave Bowen to form Cody Canada & the Departed in 2011.