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Wednesday, May 17, 2017


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Nick Kody
Nick Kody and the Creek Road Band will perform original rock and roll, blues and country songs as well as cover tunes at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 26 at the Gallery in the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro.

Kody is the lead singer and plays acoustic guitar and mandolin. Backing singers are Aaron Peters on congas and Aimee Peters on percussion and keyboard. "When we perform, we like to throw in a few familiar covers like 'The Weight' and 'Up On Cripple Creek' by The Band and 'Melissa' by the Allman Brothers," Kody said. "Musically, we are all over the place. No two shows are the same. We feed off the energy of the audience and that often determines what songs we do."

They will also perform selections from Kody's two CDs. He began writing music in 2011 shaped by the experiences of everyday people. His first CD, "Rainy Day Blues “was released with six of his songs in 2015. His second CD, "Sonic Farm Sessions" was released in 2016 with 12 country rock and blues rock tunes, including 10 Kody originals. He plays guitar, mandolin and some keyboard and bass on this CD.

Nelson Starr (Buffalo Music Hall of Fame - 2006) describes Kody as having an "unmistakable affinity for blues and real-deal classic rock." Starr said, "He manages to conjure up a fresh perspective and renewed vitality to the tried and true fueled in large measure by his equally soulful vocals and smooth, late-sixties guitar delivery."

When writing songs, Kody is inspired by the music of others, such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rory Gallagher, Jerry Jeff Walker and Steve Earle. He offers a diverse interpretation of the Americana genre.

Born and raised in West Valley, New York, an hour south of Buffalo, Kody played guitar with several different cover bands in that area following graduation from high school in 2010. "In 2014, I began performing under my own name, started my own band and am the lead singer/songwriter," he said. The other band members live in that area, too.

The group has been performing throughout New York State as well as in Pennsylvania and Vermont. "This will be our second time in Wellsboro, and we hope to see both new and familiar faces there," Kody said.

Music is Kody's full-time job. "I can't imagine doing anything else. Music is in my blood,” he said. "My mother's side of the family all played music in high school but we think the music gene goes back to my great great grandfather who was a violin maker in Huntington Mills, Pa. Two of the violins he made, one out of matchsticks, are now in the Smithsonian."

Tickets are $12. This is a BYOB and snacks event. Reserve a table free of charge by calling 570-724-6220 or visiting

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