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About the Band


The Cody Blackbird Band

Cody has found his calling as a musician and has had worldwide success especially with his band the Cody Blackbird Band as they have recently received attention and praise from pop sensation Mike Posner and the Steve Miller Band’s Kenny Lee Lewis as well as Kris Kristofferson and others. Blending the old with the new, Cody merges the Native American flute with powerful vocals into contemporary blues rock sounds with The Cody Blackbird Band. The band has been compared to a hybrid Native version of the famous Blues rock band “Blues Traveler” Featured on NBC, PBS, WGN, MSNBC, CNN and The NY Times, Cody has performed over 1500 shows both nationally and internationally. The Cody Blackbird Band has shared the bill with such artists as Arlo Guthrie, Michael Franti, Lynyrd Skynyrd's Rickey Medlocke, Buffy St Marie Peter, Paul and Mary’s Peter Yarrow, Nahko Bear, Xavier Rudd, and Reggae legends “Big Mountain" The Cody Blackbird Band carry a message of finding purpose and pursuing one’s life goals in a positive manner to reflect change in one’s self and thus their community and abroad, as well as stressing the importance of keeping culture alive in music The Cody Blackbird Band has been named the top Native American Band of 2016 
"That's some serious flute" Mike Posner 
"Not only is Cody Blackbird an incredible Native Flute player, but I love how he blends the Native sound with blues and classic rock. He and his band definitely know how to bring the heart and soul.” Bibi McGill, Musical Director/Lead Guitarist for Beyonce 
"Cody’s music, which he terms “AlterNative Fusion,” sits in a class by itself in the music world” Buffalo ArtVoice 
“The Cody Blackbird Band is one of the most successful groups in native music today” Chicago Magazine

The Cody Blackbird Band is

Cody Blackbird (Lead Vocals, NA Flute)

Will Benjamin (Guitar, Bass, Vocals)

Caleb Blackbird (NA Flute, Vocals, Percussion )

Lewis Schwenk (Guitar)