Following the demise of Cross Canadian Ragweed, lead singer Cody Canada formed a new incarnation of Oklahoma music with a band called The Departed, featuring his brother-in-law and former CCR bassist Jeremy Plato, guitarist Seth James, drummer Dave Bowen, and Steve Littleton on organ keys. They made their California debut at the Mint last night, to an enthusiastic, if small, audience, and even though it's hard to see in the picture, Cody Canada is sporting a magnificent new Wonder Beard.
(And by the way, Seth James' guitar playing is PERFECT. Just. Perfect.)