Cody Lee

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. 

DJ Cody Lee’s Best of 2018

Americana
1)Western Centuries/Songs from the Deluge/Western Centuries/Country
2)  Ry Cooder/The Prodigal Son/Perro Verde/Rock
3) Courtney Hartman & Taylor Ashton/Been On Your Side/Free Dirt/Folk
4) I’m With Her/See You Around/I’m With Her/Folk
5) Wylie & the Wild West/2000 Miles from Nashville/Hi Line/Country
6) Jordie Lane/Glasselland/Jordie Lane/Folk-Rock
7) Neil Young + Promise of the Real/Paradox/Reprise/Rock-Folk
8) Mountain Man/Magic Ship/Nonesuch/Folk
9) Kaia Kater/Grenades/Smithsonian Folkways/Folk
10) Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio/Something Smells Funky ‘Round Here/Alligator/Blues
11) Dead Horses/My Mother the Moon/Dead Horses/Folk
12) Motel Mirrors/In the Meantime/Last Chance/Rock-Country-Soul
13) Robbie Fulks & Linda Gail Lewis/Wild! Wild! Wild!/Bloodshot/Country-Rock-Soul-R&B
14) Tommy Emmanuel CGP/Accomplice One/The Players Club/Folk
15) John Craigie/Live-Opening for Steinbeck/John Craigie/Folk
16) Charley Crockett/Lonesome as a Shadow/Son of Davy/Rock-Country-Soul-R&B
17) Pharis and Jason Romero/Sweet Old Religion/Lula/Folk
18) Cary Morin/When I Rise/Cary Morin/Blues-Folk
19) The Wood Brothers/One Drop of Truth/Honey Jar/Rock
20) Colter Wall/Songs of the Plains/Young Mary/Country

Jace Luck & Elan Bouchet talk with KDNK's Cody Lee about their Hip Hop Showcase at The Temporary in Basalt at 6pm, on Wednesday October 3rd.  

Alya Howe & Stefano Da Fre explain their artistic expression ahead of the showcase at The Salon Carbondale on Saturday, September 22nd at The Launchpad. 

La Pompe Jazz Live @ KDNK

Sep 21, 2018

Denver's La Pompe Jazz chat with KDNK's Cody Lee and play live in the KDNK studio ahead of their gig at The Temporary in Basalt. 

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

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