The Departed- Adventus

The story behind the cover art...


The picture was taken by Carl Dunn. He shot it at his first Led Zeppelin concert that he was allowed to shoot up close. The concert was in Ft. Worth and the show was SO loud that some of the cops working security started putting bullets in their ears as ear plugs. Petter Grant, Zeppelin's manager saw this and wanted Carl to shoot the picture to which he was going to add the caption "FIRE". He sent this image as well as five others to Jimmy Page. They didn't end up using the photo all those years ago and we are lucky enough to call Carl a great friend and have the opportunity to use this great image.


Thank you Carl, for putting a visual to our new album.

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The Departed

The first single from the new album “Adventus” was shipped to Texas Radio on Monday, September 10th and will be added on October 1st. Call your local radio station and request “Worth The Fight”. Thanks for the support.


The pre-sale for Adventus is underway. Head over to Ragschwag to get your pre-sale package ordered.


ZZ Top’s 2nd Annual La Grange Fest is happening October 27th at The Backyard in Beecave, TX. We are looking forward to this rocking show. Click here for all of the details, including show times & ticket info.


Uncle Lucius is joining us for six dates starting on October 18th, 2012

Billboard is doing an exclusive stream of "Set It Free" from the upcoming album Adventus. Check it out here

Texas Monthly Magazine

Listen to the World Premiere of "250,000 Things" at the Texas Monthly Daily Post

Exclusive premiere of "Flagpole" off of the upcoming album Adventus. Head over to Guitar World to give it a listen.

"Prayer For The Lonely" - an honest and open look in to Seth's story behind the song. Read and listen at Taste of Country

"Cody Canada & The Departed dig deep into Oklahoma's fertile musical soil and unearth a diverse collection of gems on their debut album 'This Is Indian Land.' Read the rest of the review at Look At OKC

Farce The Music

"Southern Rock has always owed a large debt to the blues for it's roots, and with the formation of The Departed, it could be said that former Cross Canadian Ragweed frontman & bassist Cody Canada & Jeremy Plato have gone back to their roots" Head over to Farce The Music to read the full review of Adventus

Farce The Music

"There are exactly eight possible ways I could write a review of Adventus, the second album — and first original work — released by The Departed." Go to Music Fog to read the review of Adventus written by Josh Crutchmer

Saving Country Music

"Cody Canada’s last band Cross Canadian Ragweed, a long-time staple of the Texas/Oklahoma “Red Dirt” world, always felt equal parts country and rock." To read the rest of Triggerman's review of Adventus go to Saving Country Music

"Adventus is the official coming out party for The Departed,  an arrival, but the soft opening has been going on since Cross Canadian Ragweed disbanded a couple of years ago." The rest of this review can be read at No Depression

No Depression
The Departed- Adventus

Our hearts and prayers go out to those affected by the tragedy in CT. We realize we can't make the pain go away, but we can hope that music helps heal broken hearts. 

"There's a tug-of-war going on inside the Departed. The moody "Adventus" (Underground Sound), its first album of originals following a covers album in 2011, is about evenly split between songs sung by Cody Canada" Go the New York Times for the rest of this review


Seth James "Sweet Lord" acoustic at Red Cow Hills

American Songwriter Magazine

"As the frontman for Cross Canadian Ragweed, Cody Canada helped the celebrated “Red Dirt” country band sell over a million records. Canada, who now fronts The Departed, will release his first solo album on November 19" Go to American Songwriter for the complete article.

American Songwriter Magazine

As the frontman of Cross Canadian Ragweed, Cody Canada spent years swirling Southern rock, Dustbowl country and roadhouse roots music into songs that celebrated the ups and downs of life in middle America. Read more at Rolling Stone