When Cody Wright first got his hands on a guitar, he initially turned to hard rock and metal for inspiration, traveling down the crossroads of the blues before moving on to fusion, jazz, and acoustic music. Technical excellence was always an aspiration of Wright's, along with melodies found early on in video games and television shows.
Cody's electric guitar playing draws from influences ranging from rock and metal players such as Shawn Lane and Mattias Eklundh to bluesmen such as Stevie Ray Vaughan and Scott Henderson. When asked about his current favorite electric guitarist, Cody responded:
"I've been really into Eric Gales. He is an incredibly diverse melting pot of blues, fusion, and rock stuff, but his playing has a solidarity to it that I haven't heard very often. He is also a master of tone--both from his hands and from his amps. He has a very hearty pick attack that rings out loud even when he's not plugged in--and he's a very clean, imaginative player. Check out 'Voodoo Child (w/Trudy Lynn)', 'That's What I Am' and 'She Shines.'"
"Chris Cain, hands down, is one of the most shocking soloists I have ever heard on the electric guitar. His voice is reminiscent of B.B. King, but his playing is from somewhere else. He gets amazing, hot, soulful tone from a Gibson 335 and is a master of control and of note selection. He peppers his blues scale based licks with the clever harmonic invention of a great horn player, but in a way that is uniquely his own. Check out 'Helping Hand,' 'Woman Down in Texas' and 'Hummingbird.'"
Click HERE to listen to a sample of Cody's electric and acoustic blues guitar playing.
Cody's acoustic guitar playing adds a touch of clarity, melody and finnese inspired by Tommy Emmanuel, Bireli Lagrene and Wes Montgomery.
Click HERE to hear Cody's acoustic composition "Keeper of the Rabbits."
Click HERE for a sample of Cody's jazz/rock/fusion guitar playing.
Cody is available for guitar lessons and session work in styles ranging from Reggae, blues and jazz rhythm guitar, right-hand pick techniques, rock and metal lead and rhythm guitar, and musical approach. Check out the LESSONS page for more information.