Moe's Alley presents a rare performance with American Boogie Woogie Roots Legend COMMANDER CODY & HIS MODERN DAY AIRMEN as part of our Sunday Afternoon Blues series!
$15 Advance, $20 Day of Show
Doors 3:00 PM, Show 4:00 PM
Patio Menu by Jerk House Santa Cruz:
Commander Cody is the classic American Boogie Woogie piano playing artist of this era. He has been at the forefront of the country rock, roots & boogie blues scene since the early 70's beginning with his top ten hit, "Hot Rod Lincoln", with the Lost Planet Airmen.
He was one of the original Americana artists before the term was even coined. In the 40 + years of his career he has remained as vital & energetic as ever. To this day he is tearing it up at major festivals & venues across the U.S. & Canada.
Look in any book on the h istory of Rock and Roll and you will find Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen. The band’s name was inspired by 1950’s film serials featuring the character Kommando Kody and from a feature version of an earlier serial, King of the Rocket Men, released under the title Lost Planet Airmen. The band’s founder and leader, George Frayne, took the stage name Commander Cody. Artist, musician, and pioneering band leader Command er Cody helped invent a whole new style of music during the early 1970 ’ s, a period regarded as the height of rock innovation.
Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen were one of the original groups to fuse divergent strains of American roots music — strip ped - down basic rock and roll, rhythm and blues, jazz, bop, country, western swing, and rockabilly — and create an innovative, yet familiar and convincing sound. Along with retro - revisionist bands like the Byrds, the Eagles, and Poco, for whom the Airmen la id the groundwork, Cody and his crew played country - rock. The Airmen preferred a no - frills, back - to - basics approach and are best remembered for their biggest hit, “Hot Rod Lincoln,” a high - octane tribute to the legends of rock music, as well as a string of now - classic albums.
Among many other achievements,this eight piece super band’s album Deep in the Heart of T exas is one of Rolling Stone M agazine’s top 100 albums of all time. The original band members recorded seven (7) albums together, generating a legion of fans worldwide until the band finally broke up and each member went his separate way in 1977.