Having started early learning classical compositions on the upright bass in middle school, Cody Schell has been playing strings for most of his life. During his earlier years, he picked up the mandolin, banjo, jazz bass and guitar with the support and influence of his family, but acoustic guitar won him over as the instrument of choice.
Through learning other’s songs and being self-taught, he’s developed a unique voice and a broad vocal range that has been shaped by singing nearly all genres and generations of music – but especially classic rock, soul, and folk. More recently, he began focusing on songwriting and has produced several catchy tunes with clever lyrics about the beauty and struggles of life. He recently was the winner of the Rising Stars contest that was held at Eaglewind Sound in Winter Park, Colorado. He will soon be recording material with the Grammy-nominated recording artist and owner of the studio, P.J. Olsson.
Cody graduated from Colorado State University in 2018 with a degree in biology, but he decided he had more to contribute in the world of music. Listeners can expect to hear lyrics inspired by his love for the outdoors and melodies that are hopeful and relaxing.