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Belly Up Presents: Cody Lovaas At Carlsbad Village Theatre


  • WHEN Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 8 p.m.
  • WHERE Belly Up Tavern, 143 S Cedros Ave., Solana Beach, CA
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST $15 - $17

Dallas born, San Diego-raised singer-songwriter Cody Lovaas has discovered a voice and pure direction that make it hard to believe he’s not even old enough to legally drive a car. His preferred means of travel is a surfboard, which carries him through crystalline days along the Pacific Coast. Influenced by artists such as Jason Mraz, Jack Johnson, John Mayer and Donovan Frankenreiter, the 15-year-old Lovaas seamlessly combines his love for music and surf into fluid blues-imbued acoustic machinations. Also a skilled ukulele player, Lovaas is beginning to carve out the early stages of a signature sound. There are three things that Cody is most passionate about: music, surfing, and the desire to make a difference in the world.

In the spring of 2013, Lovaas joined the Bill Silva Management artist roster alongside GRAMMY Award-winning Jason Mraz. The blossoming young artist, whose chops have landed him prominent sponsorships, sings of the vast ocean and contentment in the present moment, an oft-forgotten philosophy for those dwelling on the errors of yesterday and fearing the trials of tomorrow. He channels the island aesthetic of IZ via tracks like “Heart in Heart” and conveys a big heart through songs such as “What a Freak” which he penned about homelessness.

Lovaas’ straightforward folk soundscape has drawn praise from local airwaves all the way to Radio Prime Norway. He has played Anaheim Stadium, America’s Cup Pavilion in San Francisco and the Santa Barbara Bowl and shared the stage with the likes of Donovan Frankenreiter and recently Jason Mraz. Humble and borderline shy between songs, he bristles with confidence once he strums the guitar he has played since the age of seven and croons his original tunes and astute covers such as Ray LaMontagne’s “Trouble.” Cody was recently featured on the cover of Carlsbad Magazine, North County Kids and the Union Tribune North County Section.

The songs of Cody Lovaas exude a maturity betraying his mere 15 years. He dedicates his time and energy to causes he believes in, and most notably Lovaas was elected the newest and youngest ambassador to SurfAid International alongside the likes of Jack Johnson, Kelly Slater and Rob Machado. He does not waste his breath on the trite gimmickry one may have come to expect from vocalists of his age and generation. Lovaas recognizes his fortunate place in the world and the life he gets to live while speaking from a genuine core and reminding us of the stress-free days of youth.

Catch Cody Lovaas live at the Belly Up Tavern on Saturday, August 30th .

Doors: 7:00 pm
Start: 8:00 pm
Age: All ages
Ticket Price: $15 advanced / $17 day of show

Belly Up Tavern
143 S Cedros Ave, Solana Beach, CA 92075
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