Bryan - Grand Stafford Theater is proud to have Cody Canada & The Departed back onstage in Downtown Bryan. Fronted by Cody Canada, former singer of Red Dirt legends Cross Canadian Ragweed, The Departed are
a southern-rock centered band who are ready to break away from the success of Canada’s former project. It’s not a comeback, it’s not a rebirth, its a rock and roll renewal only a musician with Canada’s
strength, willpower and determined vision is capable of. Canada has sealed up a tight incarnation of The Departed without reinventing the group’s sound, but instead has created a reunion, with the trials and
tribulations of the passing years as a band providing new and unique perspectives, breathing vibrant excitement into their streamlined new environment.
The Departed consists of Cody Canada, former Cross Canadian Ragweed bassist Jeremy Plato, Steve Littleton on B3 organ and keys, and Chris Doege on drums. Together, these guys are reopening the doors to a sonic garage, unleashing sounds and stories some thought were gone forever. Guided by raw emotions and often-unguarded nerves, Canada has decided to let loose some Cross Canadian Ragweed favorites back into the set lists of their live shows. Coming off a chilling winter and the amicable exit of bandmate and friend Seth James, Canada’s appreciation for the truly remarkable and personal body of work he created with Ragweed is still intact and fresh with the passing of time and healing. Thus, diehard fans are responding exuberantly when they hear classics like “Alabama,” “Dimebag” and “17” live yet again.
Cody Canada & The Departed will be joined by Shinyribs, a local favorite with roots in the swamps of Louisiana. Stylistically, Shinyribs pulls from the spectrum of truly great American music: country, gospel,
funk and a dollop of poetry in the middle of it all. And frontman “Shinyribs” Russell isn’t afraid to shake his
groove thing on stage when he’s covering modern pop hits like TLC’s “Waterfalls.”
Doors will open at the Grand Stafford Theater at 8 p.m. with the first act set to begin playing at 9 p.m. Tickets are being sold for $12 in advance and can be bought online at grandstaffordtheater.com, or for
$15 at the door. The show is for all ages.