Our first annual Mee & Lee tour is on and it has been a great experience. Gav & I have been meeting so many wonderful people. And I have to give an extra shout and thanks for everyone to listening to the songs so hard. It means the world to me and it is a deep honour to have you all so engaged with the performance. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. Cody
I'm very much alive & well but...
Hey World Of Facebook. I will be taking an extended leave of absence from the legendary Book Of Face, at least until 01.01.17.If you need me or want to message me, please feel free to email me via the "contact" at my site:www.codyleesongs.com. Until, we meet again.
Happy Fall everybody. It is has been a great bunch of months since the move to the incredible city of Chicago. I am going to hunker down in the bunker for awhile and work on the as yet untitled LP#3. Again, I will be working with the legendary Freddie Breitberg, as well as, we will be tracking some of the new songs with outside musicians. I will check in from time to time to share news as things develop. Once again, thanks to everyone for a great year. Special shout outs to Mitch, Gavin, Freddie, Jim(for the awesome pre-production work)John T., Charlie, Tom V. and Tom C, Camille & Eric, Seth (my bubela) & Patrick, the whole Gateway Drug posse - Jeff, Jenny & Keith for service above & beyond and most importantly, all the peeps who have been coming to the shows. Your support has been massive and I am grateful for it every day.
I might do some local live shows, but for sure no traveling/touring. However, no sooner do I write that and I get to announce this piece of news from the industry of human happiness. https://www.facebook.com/events/1171436092895231/1183895144982659/?notif_t=admin_plan_mall_activity¬if_id=1476054226731245
I am psyched to be a part of this "magical" evening/s.
And also, I will be returning to Chillfest in Wicker Park in November
Pygmalion Show with Joan Shelley, Maiden Radio and little ol' moi, 9/16 at the Accord/Champaign
SUMMER IS OVER...
But, what an amazing summer. Whew...I want to thank everyone for all my great good fortune. My summer shows, my tour with my wonderful friend Gavin Mee(all the way from Dublin), the folks we met on the road, all the venues & promoters of the shows, etc. Also a major shout out to Chicago for the massively open arms shown my way, considering I have been here all of, not even, five months. I am grateful beyond belief. I have reached the dizzying heights(hey, for me, it's dizzying, believe me) of #34 on the Chirpradio.org station, #14 in Reverbnation in the Chicago Americana charts, played some of the coolest and legendary Chicago joints, meeting some amazing people with amazing talents, minds, and know what hanging in a bar is all about. Hell, talking with David at 1:30 a.m. last night about Heidegger after my set. Big city, indeed. Looking forward to my show at the world renown Pygmalion Fest in mid-September. Otherwise, going to keep upgrading all my social media and most importantly start work on Lp #3, bringing to bear all the collective experiences that I accumulated over the last few months since the move. Special mention to Lizard's, Simons and even Uncommon Ground for the shows. Lastly, thanks also to Freddie B., David H., Jim H., Keith, Jenny & Jeff for all the music and a big hug to Mitch M. for being my guardian angel. And M, N & L for all the tireless love & support.
Art for Art's sake.
Mee & Lee heading towards the finish line with our first annual Gavin & Cody extravaganza with our last show Tuesday, 8/23 or 23/8(as they write in Ireland) at the Uncommon Ground on Clark(near Wrigley Field) in Chicago. The music has been fantastic and vibes magical. From cabins in the woods to arts centers, to house shows to bars & wineries. And you should've been in the car, cuz our playlist rocked. Peace, Cody (and a big shout out to Gav for the shared experiences!).
"The best songwriters age with their music, and allow that to appear naturally. We all live through our punk rock memories, and Cody Lee is no different; the ethos remains and the songs are quieter, more beautiful, and most importantly, more painful. Living will do that, and it's perfectly clear that he's lived, and lived adventurously. I can't wait to see where the next one takes him.”
Seth Fein-Nicodemus/Pygmalion Festival
Back to Andersonville, to Simon's. Coolest joint in Andersonville.
An evening with Cody Lee
Lizard's is a one of kind place and KD &TBW is a major great time. The Whoopers and I will be doing the 4th Friday of every month at this legendary haunt, until further notice.
opening for Joan Shelley & Maiden Radio
Labor Day Weekend chill blowout.
Mee & Lee End of Tour
End of tour for Gavin & Cody
Gavin & I will bring our special voodoo sauce to the good folks of Iowa on our 3 state tour!
Gavin & Cody, set the woods on fire.
The redoubtable Irishman Gavin Mee has joined forces with the equally formidable Cody Lee for their first annual Mee & Lee Summer Tour, US of A.
Mee & Lee
Gavin & Cody will do their first show of the tour here.
An intimate evening of song... Mine and some cool other.