Rock & roll needs fresh blood to thrive, and it's rarely had a more exuberant, beautifully crafted infusion than Bobby Lee Rodgers & The CodeTalkers, a fiery trio that taps into the primal mojo of '50s pioneers embellished with the captivating twists & turns of hard electric blues, Muscle Shoals soul, fleet fingered acoustic picking, and huge scale epic rock. Founded in 1999, they make a joyous, dizzyingly engaged roar anchored to truly lethal musicianship.
Bobby Lee Rodgers & The CodeTalkers hit the road this spring on a run of shows dubbed the “Galaxy Girl Tour.” The band’s recently recorded new single, “Galaxy Girl,” will be included in the band’s next studio release, slated to hit streets in Fall 2007. In the meantime, look for the song to be available on iTunes, and the video to be on www.grouper.com, www.bliptv.com and www.youtube.com this spring.
The current list of Bobby Lee Rodgers & The CodeTalkers tour dates is as follows:
April 6 Crossroads Huntsville AL
April 7 Locos Savannah GA
April 11 The Nick Birmingham AL
April 12 Martin's Jackson MS
April 13 Rockyard Ft. Worth TX
April 14 Stubbs Indoors Austin TX STS9 after party
April 18 Fox Theater Boulder CO
April 19 Bluebird Denver CO
April 20 Black Sheep Colorado Springs CO
April 26 Winston Beach Club San Diego CA
April 27 Fais Do Do Los Angeles CA
April 28 12 Galaxies San Francisco CA
April 30 Humbrews Arcata CA
May 1 WOW Hall Eugene OR
May 2 Goodfoot Lounge Portland OR
May 4 Flanagan's Whitefish MT
May 5 The Loft Missoula MT
June 10 Indiefest Pagosa Springs CO
July 28 Dogstock Music Festival Melvem KS
August 4 Jerry Bash Terra Alta WV
August 26 Ashefest Asheville NC
September 21 Mulberry Mountain Harvest Music Festival Ozark AK
More dates to be announced.
Bobby Lee Rodgers & The CodeTalkers’ muscular, engaging sound is in full bloom on their latest album, Now, released in summer 2006. Now’s 12 tracks, all original songs written by frontman Bobby Lee Rodgers, run a wild gamut, from the chugging blues of “Saved By The Same Thing” to the Zappa-like “Victor The Snakeman.” There is incredible balance and nuance to Now that draws deeply from the past but also speaks to a bright future. Loud & soft, direct & elusive, the record flows in an organic, unforced manner that’s positively engaging. It’s no longer a secret – the music of Bobby Lee will be heard.
Rodgers is aided & abetted by bassist Ted Pecchio and drummer Tyler Greenwell. The trio has recently been hunkering down in the studio, working on their follow-up to Now. But they’ve also found the time to headline gigs from coast to coast. Their mountain of positive press includes a recent interview with Rodgers on NPR's “Morning Edition."
The band was recently signed to Japanese record label Grey Dog Records. Now will be released in Japan on April 25, and will feature three new tracks and new artwork.