Born Turner Van Pelt Kniffin in December 22 1980, Turner Cody grew up in Boston before moving to New York City in 1999 at the age of 18. Since he left his hometown for New York he has recorded and self-released no less than 8 albums. Official releases started in 2007 with a compilation from those early recordings, entitled "60 Seasons" and UK re-issue of "Quarter Century" followed up by "First Light" 2008 (BB*Island/Boy Scout). The same year Turner Cody set up recording sessions in Paris and New York for an album entitled "Gangbusters" due to release in 2010..
Tuner Cody began his career at the fabled Sidewalk Cafe. He has toured Europe with Ish Marquez and as the opener/bass player for Herman Dune, with whom he has worked closely since 2003. You can see Cody most recently in the guise of the folk icon of the time in Jeffrey Lewis' Williamsburg Will Oldham Horrour music video. When he is not writing and recording, Cody dances to klezmer music at Williamsburg's Hassid meets Hipster, which he helped found in 2004, and spins records with Adam Green in East Village.
As a singer/songwriter, he follows the paths of Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan or Daniel Johnston. Cody appeared on the 2002 compilation, Antifolk Vol. 1 released by Rough Trade, alongside The Moldy Peaches, Jeffrey Lewis, Diane Cluck, and others.
"Turner Cody" (2000)
"This Springtime" (2001)
"Who Went West" (2001)
"Chills" with Andre Herman Düne. (2002)
"The Cody Choir" (2003)
"The Class Act; Act One" (co-written with Tommy Eisner) (2003)
"Buds of May"(2004, Digitalis Recordings)
"The Great Migration" (2005)
"Quarter Century".(2005 / 2007, Boy Scout)
"60 Seasons - A compilation 2000-2005" (2007) (b.y_records)
"First Light" (2008, Boy Scout / BB*Island)
"Gangbusters!" (2010, Boy Scout / BB*Island)
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