My Heart is The Most Lonesome Rodeo

by Cody Rogers

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    12" Vinyl record of Cody Rogers first solo album "My Heart is The Most Lonesome Rodeo"

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    Compact disc of Cody Rogers first solo album "My Heart is The Most Lonesome Rodeo"

    Includes digital pre-order of My Heart is The Most Lonesome Rodeo. You get 10 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
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Cody Rogers’ My Heart is the Most Lonesome Rodeo is something you should hear on a car radio on a dark road, headlights bouncing across the blacktop, windows rolled down. It sounds like it’s coming across a great distance, across time even, an album that has nothing in common with the slick retro plastic country that plays on so many terrible stations. These are songs delivered with authority and love, straight from the heart.

There’s a sad dive bar somewhere between heaven and hell, and Rogers’s voice sounds like something you’d hear booming from the stage of that place. Shivery, deep, weathered. Kell Kellum’s pedal steel chases behind like a ghost. The bounce is there too. And the strut. “Pistol Whipped,” “Old Friend,” “Martyr,” and “$5 Cover” all tread wonderfully into Magnolia Electric Co. territory, that chugging tremble that makes it feel like there’s no difference between attacking and being attacked.

“That’s the thing about the truth,” Rogers sings on “Hi-Beams.” “It doesn’t die, it just consumes.” This serves as a sort of mission statement for him. He’s occupied with the violence we do to each other, with the nature of belief, with mistakes and misjudgments and myths, with youth and age and the death of dreams. This is an album that could’ve only come out of the conflicted and complicated and Christ-haunted American South, a place of beauty both desolate and devastating, a place with blood on its hands and with tenderness in its heart.

I’m thankful as hell for these songs. I’ll carry them with me. They drive down dark roads, but they’re full of hope. Hope for love, hope for reconciliation, hope for place, hope for humanity. “A tree that can’t grow will surely die” is the album’s last line, and it’s a fitting note to end on, Rogers reminding us how destructive hate and anger truly are. Carry these songs with you too. They’re something to hold up against the doom that’s trying to consume and crush us.

— William Boyle

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releases January 12, 2018

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Cody Rogers - Vocals / Guitar

Kell Kellum - Pedal Steel

Spencer Thomas - Drums / Percussion / BGV

Dylan Lovett - Lead Guitar / BGV

Ethan Frink - Bass / Percussion / BGV

Andrew Bryant - Piano / Organ / BGV

Bronson Tew - Guitar / Organ / BGV

Baxter Arender - Piano outro on "Martyr"

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Recorded at Dial Back Sound in Water Valley, Mississippi

Engineered, mixed, and mastered by Bronson Tew

Produced by Cody Rogers

All lyrics and music written by Cody Rogers

All rights reserved Copyright 2017

Cover photo by Walter Lyle

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"There’s a sad dive bar somewhere between heaven and hell and Rogers’ voice sounds like something you’d hear booming from the stage of that place. Shivery, deep, weathered.”

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