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Cody Blackbird Band
November 21, 2015 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 pm UTC+0
Saturday, November 21st at 7:30pm, the Sea Of Glass—Center For The Arts presents The Cody Blackbird Band. Cody Blackbird is a traditional Native American Flutist who is Eastern Band Cherokee and Dakota. To date, he has released four full-length albums and performed with the likes of Grammy award winners Joanne Shenandoah, Bill Miller, and Rock and Roll Hall Of Famer Nokie Edwards of The Ventures. Cody has also shared the bill with such artists as Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Rickey Medlocke; Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul, and Mary; Arlo Guthrie, Nahko Bear, Xavier Rudd and more.
For his third album, The Journey, the Native American Music Awards named Cody Flutist of the Year. He is the youngest ever recipient of this prestigious award and has since collected three NAMMYs. Cody is recognized internationally as one of today’s top Native American performers and has been featured in various publications including The New York Times, Lakota Country Times, Lakota Journal, and Indian Country Today. .
Cody has lived in many different places across the U.S. including Ohio, Idaho, South Dakota and Alaska, which have allowed him to experience varying cultures and traditions. He was brought up with and still follows the Dakota way of life and maintains a traditional lifestyle. Cody tours on a full-time basis and also works with youth across the country as a motivational speaker tackling subjects like substance abuse, suicide prevention, and goal-setting. In keeping with his lifestyle, he also emphasizes the importance of holding on to traditional values.
With the 4-piece Cody Blackbird Band he creates a new genre he calls “AlterNative Blues Rock Fusion” setting Native American Flute and traditional vocals as the main component alongside the band’s unique style of blues rock guitar and bass in original compositions. Cody has opened up the world of Native American music to a new generation. The Cody Blackbird Band is truly one of a kind and sure to please audiences of all ages.
Age 18 & up = $13 advance / $18 day of show; Age 12-17 = $10 advance / $15 day of show; Age 4-11 = $4; Age 3 & under = FREE. The Sea Of Glass—Center For The Arts is located at 330 E. 7th St., Tucson, Arizona, just off of 4th Ave. next to the Hippie Gypsy. For tickets or more information call (520) 398-2542 or visit http://theseaofglass.org.
Proceeds benefit teen & young adult rehabilitation programs and Avalon Organic Gardens Internships. For those in financial need, call 520-603-9932 about Avalon Organic Gardens Hands-In-The-Soil work reciprocation program (call 1 week in advance of shows).