Cody Lee Meece is one-of-a-kind.  Any attempted label will miss the mark,  barring one … ORIGINAL.  A singer-songwriter from Eubank, Kentucky, with an incredible self-taught mastery of the guitar, Cody is both a soulful creator and a dynamic entertainer.  His influences run wide and deep, from Stevie Ray Vaughn and Jimi Hendrix to Roger Miller and Waylon Jennings - and all points in between.  His stage presence is an eclectic mixture of endearing aphorisms and banter with his fans, bone-chilling vulnerability, and unapologetic, 10-foot-tall-and-bullet-proof honky tonk rock ... or, as he calls it “Raunchy Tonk."  One moment, Cody Lee stands alone with his acoustic guitar bearing the shadows of his soul through his haunting autobiographical ballads.  A few moments later, his Telecaster is screaming and soaring over the plaintive wails of pedal steel guitar.  

His band The Poor Excuses is a tour de force ensemble of accomplished and award-winning master musicians - Daniel Stroud on bass, Logan Henry on pedal steel guitar, and Severn Edmondson on percussion.  

When Cody Lee's debut EP “The Break” won “Best Album” at the Lexington Music Awards, it was clear to those who knew him that his abundant talent would not be a secret much longer.  He then won the “Appy” (Appalachian Arts & Entertainment Award) for Best Guitarist, and the following year, Cody Lee and the Poor Excuses won “Best Country Band.” Cody Lee was recognized again in 2024 as a Lexi Nominee for “Country Act of the Year.”

In early 2024, Cody Lee Meece teamed up with Feels Right Productions and took The Poor Excuses to Lexington's Sneak Attack Recording Studio to record a full length album with Engineer Extraordinaire Jason Groves.  Groves is a seven-time winner of Lexington Music Awards “Best Studio," with a prolific list of credits (Dark Moon Hollow, Trippin Roots, Rhyan Sinclair, Grayson Jenkins, Nine Pound Hammer, etc., etc.)

Cody Lee Meece and The Poor Excuses' full-length album “Love Ain't Worth the Trouble” just released on the Feels Right label on June 14, 2024!  Cody Lee performs live regularly, both solo and with The Poor Excuses, and he recently opened two sold-out shows with Chris Knight at Zanzabar in Louisville and The Burl in Lexington.  2024 tour dates are filling up now and Cody Lee and the Poor Excuses will soon be out on the road promoting the release of their latest labor of love, Love Ain't Worth the Trouble!  

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