Cody Lee

Assistant Music Director & DJ

That's me in 1984...Doing the same thing I enjoy most today...Listening to Music.  From childhood, I was exposed to South Texas honky-tonks, my great-grand mother's Bob Wills and Ernest Tubb records, and the ever-vibrant, Live Music scene of Austin.  I love most all music and don't care much for how people want to "classify" it.  For me, Music has ALWAYS been dangerous, provocative, and the most powerful healing force on Earth.  I love Jazz because it's complex, defiant, and improvisational.  I love most Roots music for it's purity and soul (and that's Reggae, Folk, R&B, Rock...whatever you wanna call it).  I love Hip-Hop for it's unique cultural language that is infused into it's Jazz & R&B roots (Even Louis Armstrong was a rapper).  What I dislike is music marketed to the masses that shortcuts quality and complexity, programmed drumbeats, auto-tuned voices, etc. 

Callin' Old Souls are a local band featuring singer/songwriter William Steindler, Kenna Crampton on vocals and Bruce Alberino on percussions.  William shares his songwriting process, influences, and a few songs.

Banjira Live on KDNK

Aug 7, 2018

Banjira is a Carbondale acoustic trio. Sonny Morehouse, Eric Baumheier and Aja McAdams have been playing together a couple of years and have created a sound infusing African rhythms with banjo and guitar. They played three songs live on Express Yourself and also talked about the origin of their sound.

Cody Lee’s Best of 2017

  1. Jesca Hoop/Memories Are Now

  2. The Heliocentrics/A World of Masks

  3. Toussaint Morrison/Lesser Restoration

  4. King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard/Flying Microtonal Banana

  5. Cat Clyde/Ivory Castanets

  6. El Michels Affair/Return to the 37th Chamber

  7. Izo Fitzroy/Skyline

  8. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings/Soul of a Woman

  9. The Deslondes/Hurry Home

  10. Truckstop Honeymoon/Big Things and Little Things