Sunday, September 23, 2018
Cody Jinks with special guests Nikki Lane, The Steel Woods and Kendall Marvel
Ascend Amphitheater
Sat, Sep 15 7:00 pm


Cody Jinks: Cody Jinks was raised on country music but he cut his teeth on metal. “Metallica was king. They set the tone for me and I spent a good part of my youth wanting to be James Hetfield.” After a dedicated stint as a frontman in a thrash metal band, Jinks willingly found himself back to where it all began. “My dad loved the outlaw country icons, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard. That never ending consistency of incredible music growing up laid some very deep seeds. I’m mean, come on… nothing better than mentally diving into ‘The Hag’ and metal when it comes time for me to write songs.” Always avoiding trends and ferociously choosing his direction was the only option from day one, even though that very path could have prevented success. “What is success if you can’t wake up everyday being who you really are. In the end, that will catch up with you.” Jinks has been tested countless times by his career choices. The better part of the last 15 years have included numerous empty bar rooms and a never ending financial loss. “Yeah, I’ve been pretty good at losing money. Not the greatest feeling in the world to be gone from home for long stretches of time, only to walk in the door broke. Luckily I’ve got a damn good woman in my life. She has stood by me with unmeasurable strength to say the least and it is an absolute fact that I seriously overplayed my hand when landing her.” Nikki Lane: Nikki Lane’s stunning third album Highway Queen, out February 17th, 2017, sees the young Nashville singer emerge as one of country and rock’s most gifted songwriters. Co-produced by Lane and fellow singer-songwriter, Jonathan Tyler, this emotional tour-de-force was recorded at Matt Pence’s Echo Lab studio in Denton, Texas as well as at Club Roar with Collin Dupuis in Nashville, Tennessee. Blending potent lyrics, unbridled blues guitars and vintage Sixties country-pop swagger, Lane’s new music will resonate as easily with Lana Del Rey and Jenny Lewis fans as those of Neil Young and Tom Petty.  The Steel Woods: The Steel Woods are an American country music group from Nashville, Tennessee. They are in the style of music of Southern rock. They released their debut record via Woods Music / Thirty Tigers. Kendell Marvel: Already an award-winning songwriter, having written hits for Chris Stapleton, George Strait, Jamey Johnson and Jake Owen, Kendell Marvel makes his solo debut with Lowdown and Lonesome, a concept album that blends his musical down home country and rock & roll roots.

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