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Big Fish: Where are you from?

Cody Lovaas: I’m from Carlsbad, California.

BF: How long have you been writing your own music?

CL:  I’ve been writing songs for almost a year now.

BF: What’s going on currently and what is in store for the future?

CL: Right now I’m playing as many shows as I can, practicing with different musicians and writing new songs for upcoming shows.

BF: Where can people see these shows?

CL: Well, my next big show is at The Coach House on December 31st. I’m opening up for Donavon Frankenreiter.

BF: Congrats on that, if you could describe to me what sparked you getting into music?

CL:  I was in the car with my mom when I was six or seven and told her I wanted to play drums. She said I would have to learn another instrument first. She told me to bring the guitar to the beach to get all the girls so I started taking guitar lessons. I was playing guitar, or trying to learn which led me to singing on to ukulele and eventually started writing my own songs.

BF: Any major influences?

CL: Yes! Donavon Frankenreiter, Jason Mraz, Jack Johnson and John Mayer.

BF: Tell me about the shows you played with Jason.

CL: I played with him twice. First time was at the Pavilion By The Bay in San Francisco and Santa Barbara Bowl was the second show.

BF: How would you describe your sound?

CL: Kind of like a “beachy-vibe”.

BF: Has there been any major changes sonically over the past few years?

CL: No, not really. Maybe a bit more of a country influence these days.

BF: What’s the point your trying to get across with your music?

CL: I want to be able to travel and help people with my music which is why I’m working with Surf Aid. Surf Aid travels to Indonesia to help with things like malaria, teaching people how to stay clean, provide water. I’m the youngest and newest ambassador to Surf Aid.

BF: How would you describe your fanbase?

CL: Well, right now it’s just a lot of local stuff and a couple people from Indonesia which is exciting!

BF: Any crazy tour stories yet?

CL: (Laughs) No, no not yet.

BF: Any particular show that stands out?

CL: I think all my shows are important.  You always get something out of playing live.

BF: How did you find out about Big Fish Recording?

CL: Alan Sanderson.

BF: What did you think of the overall experience and results here at Big Fish?

CL: I love it! The vibe is nice, the sound is good. It’s a cool place to record, definitely a great atmosphere.

BF: Last words? Anyone you would like to thank?

CL: Thank you Mom, for telling me to play the guitar instead of the drums.

http://www.codylovaas.com/

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