Universally hailed as a thrilling new figure in music for his edgy, lo-fi debut, The Headphone Masterpiece, back in 2002, Cody ChesnuTT is a soul troubadour whose frank, socially conscious ruminations on life continue to challenge popular notions of what modern soul music can look and sound like: . A raw storyteller for the people wearing a guitar and a toothpick-chewing smirk; a. A wide-eyed, intense soul brother in a crazy-fly get-up singing about bedraggled love in the land of Lost Angeles. He's all of that, but wiser now while still wearing poetic license on his skin like a battle scar. The Atlanta native has always stood his own creative ground , ever since he first holed himself up in his bedroom to record The Headphone Masterpiece, armed with his DIY musical arsenal: a drum machine, an array of instruments, a dusty four-track cassette recorder and a giant pair of headphones to block out the world. The result was an unvarnished collection of songs – 36 in total -which alchemized his love of a multitude of styles: classic rock, rhythm and blues, pop, punk and gospel music.