Singer-Songwriter John Cody has learned some hard fought lessons in his life. Trying to survive as a musician is difficult enough but the struggles he’s been dealt during the last few years sound truly Insurmountable. Imagine being a singer without a voice? Luckily Cody was able to record on last album (his fourth) before having his larynx removed. “Hard Won – The Final Recordings” is now available via the links below.
Having written songs for many artists including Holy Cole, Keith Urban and Bonnie Raitt, Cody was touched last month after finally meeting Raitt backstage in Montreal.
Though Cody can no longer sing, he still has some semblance of his speaking voice and we spoke to him via Skype about his prognosis and his music.
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John Beaudin has been in major market radio (Edmonton, Vancouver & Calgary) for 33 years and a music journalist since 1989. He graduated from Broadcasting school as a news man so he would have the skills to write about the artists that inspired him since he bought his first album, “Madman Across The Water” by Elton John as a teen. In the 80’s Beaudin was the host of the syndicated radio show “The Cross Canada Report” which had two version (Rock and A/C). Beaudin was also asked to be a judge at the Juno Awards (Canada’s answer to the Grammys) Twice. He has anchored every position in radio including morning and afternoon drive and was a Program and Music Director for The Breeze and California 103 in Calgary. He currently hosts the popular Lovesongs at QM-FM in Vancouver and on iHeartRadio.
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