Cincinnati-born Phil Cody, a longtime California resident, produces a good, natural folk-rock blend that calls in your thoughts Peter Case and Pete Droge. He released his debut recording, The Sons of Intemperance Providing, in 1996 on Interscope Information. A lot of the task was recorded reside in the studio room. Within the years following its launch, he hit the street, posting the stage with performers such as for example Steve Earle, Golden Smog, Warren Zevon, and Jimmie Dale Gilmore. Cody was still on Interscope when he produced 2000’s Big Sluggish Mover, a persuasive folk-rock/nation amalgam filled with sonic touches such as for example funk grooves and loops. It had been co-produced by Ethan Johns as well as the Wallflowers’ Rami Jaffe and presented guest looks by Joe Henry and Emmylou Harris (on an excellent edition of Townes Vehicle Zandt’s “EASILY Needed You”). Nevertheless, the developing, changing label offered it; so equipped with a fresh Mac pc and a solid unreleased recording, Cody proceeded to go D.I.Con., starting his personal label, Tiny Mind Records.