The Tulsa duo Desi and Cody combine folk-inspired bluegrass melodies with a rock based sound, creating one-of-a-kind music that leaves you wanting more.
Cody Clinton set out to make a solo album after his band, Cody Clinton and The Bishops had gone on hiatus after the Bishops guitarist Beau Charron was hired to tour with Leon Russell. Clinton was looking to leave behind the quasi-commercial powerpop sound he had pursued with the Bishops. Instead he sought to show a darker side of his musical self, to explore a more obscure valley of folk that he had always meant to venture into but perhaps wasn’t ready until he was put into the position of the solo artist. Knowing he needed something to complement his raw and sometimes ragged vocals, he called on Portland native Desirae Roses to sing harmony on two of the songs on his debut solo EP Dog Days Comin’.
Desirae Roses, who had up to this point never sang professionally, has a smoky sultry voice wrapped in a dark cloud of honesty. Combining the sexier side of female jazz vocals with the funner side of classic country, her voice has a pied piper quality that is intensely captivating and powerful. Roses has the natural ability to perform and command an audience with not only the shimmering beauty of her voice but also with her infectious personality. The combination worked so well they found themselves performing together nearly every night under the moniker “Desi and Cody.” Desi is now recording her solo EP In the Dead of Summer which will be the conclusion to the much awaited Desi and Cody LP.