Before the show starts, you might see a slender, young man with vibrant green eyes, bouncing around the bar, wandering up onto the stage, setting up, drinking, perusing, chatting with friends, Instagramming his set list and making jokes.
Eventually the crowd quiets down and he gets up on stage to tune his guitar, all the while making clever quips and awkward introductions. It’s charming and strange, and everyone is laughing, entirely unsure of what to expect. Perhaps even wondering, who the hell is this kid?
But as soon as he plucks the first chord, the room falls silent. He clears his throat, and the magic begins.
Cody Crump’s intimate lyrics and soft voice pull the crowd in immediately; they hang off every word, every dripping melodic line. Occasionally whimsical, though more often heart-breaking, his songs explore the more fragile side of his personality; one fraught with loss, love, longing, and leaving.