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It’s all Inwood this week!

INWOOD LOCAL TONIGHT 10/28!

Stoked that our Inwood Local residency continues tonight; with more special guests, more new songs, and the same great time we’ve been having since the first show there!

Come up to see the acoustic act in a chill uptown setting, if you haven’t already and even if you have!  Inwood Local is a saweet li’l spot.

9pm. 4957 Broadway, bwtween 207 and Isham. “A” Train takes you right there. WHOOT!

INWOOD GOURMET WAS A HOOT AND A HALF!

Our Inwood Gourmet event with Lauren Skoulatos was a great time! Our show, supporting her great little fresh gourmet goods store, was part of the continuing positive fall-out from Elizabeth Bower’s house concert/party where we met and played for all kinds of cool Inwoodians. And the residents of Inwood, Manhattan, still continue to share the great community vibes whenever we get together. It’s lovely to see our shirts on more people in the hood.

Lauren (and family) had a tasty selection of olives and cheeses and deserts and sparkling wine from our local wine merchant for people to sample (and sample we did). We played a few sets, saw some old friends, made new ones, and just had a really positive experience.

All of us were amazed that Lauren could fit a couple of musicians, and have a party, and even sell food and merchandise in such a small space. But we did! And I don’t think it could have worked out better.

Thank you to all who attended!  Howwooooo

Face Licks,

Coyote and Rachel

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Lookin’ Back at TCF 2015

SHOUT OUT!

Taste of the Catskills 2015 was fantastic this year. Blessed with two days of great weather, they had even more people, more tents, more local vendors, more food, more beer, more bands, more bouncy houses, and even a Delaware Bulldogs inflated tunnel…thing…(that I am trying very hard not to make too much fun of).

IMG_1740Jonah Shaw of Catskill Food Company, Todd Russell of Clean Green Music, advocacy organization, Catskill Mountainkeepers , and Jay and Abby Wilson of Maple Shade Farm (and hundreds of other people) come together, annually, to make these amazing events happen. This was the best year yet!

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Todd Russell doing what Todd Russells do.

People at FestIt was an idea, a good one. Then it was a first try. Then they tried again. Then they learned,and grew, and made new plans. And they keep doing it again and again. Rain or shine.   And now it’s a “thing.” It’s the best part of what people can accomplish.Maple Shade

For the last few years, Rach and I have played on the acoustic stage in the Oomegang beer tent and have been blessed to play before and/or after old time Appalachian band, The Stoddard Hollow String Band and the freaky, adorable, and poignant duo, Technicolor Trailer Park.   And while I could go on about every great act that played there, I’ll keep it small and keep it local and say that both bands I discussed above are masters of their genres. I was stoked that we are just folky enough with our set, to be put in the line up with them. Bob Mierop is both a dedicated sound engineer and a natural comedian (hardee har har) and he kept the party going and sounding great all day. Thanks Bob! He also helped sell our hand-made merch.   Shit got crazy when his mom showed up and bought our Rolling Papers and a shirt too. LOL.

So do you enter the chest and exit the butt? Or other way around?

So…do you enter the chest and exit the butt? Or other way around?

We played both on Saturday and on Sunday. Saturday night we stayed with Jonathan Mogelever, a friend since I was 14 and someone with whom I share a startling amount of connections. In fact it was at our first Taste of the Catskills Festival that I reconnected with the Mogester after decades apart. He, of course, being an advocate of all things wild and free, had a booth at the festival with a certain, well-known Catskill Mountain advocacy organization. So, it was like hand to glove when we re-established contact and shared stories about old friends and our own journeys.

Jonathan was a great host to us, and made some tasty “Messy” Martinis. We had a great hang, and then after the Martinis hit the brain, Rach and I had a nice sleep in in prep for our second show. Here’s a vid about it, or it may be about my stroking my chin a lot.  You decide…

The next day we hit Cassie’s Cafe in Roxbury on the way back over the hill to the festival. They fed us well and treated us with love, as always. Thanks Cassie. We hear she went on a long overdue vacation overseas after the weekend. Good for you, girl! Hope the trip was (or is still) amazing!

Typical Coyote Rachel dynamic while dining at Cassie's

Typical Coyote/Rachel dynamic while dining at Cassie’s

Second show was a blast. Got to see old friend Paul Ryan and family but couldn’t see their set as we were on the road back to NYC by then.

Rach and I made a deal, I drank a few local beers after the show while shmoozing, and she drove back to NYC (we were both equally stoked with out missions I might add).  We hit the road, all smiles, and then, of course, 60 miles from NYC the late Sunday afternoon roads were already slammed with traffic.  Thankfully we two have been down this road once or twice.  We were kickin’ the Google traffic maps on the phones, and knew enough detours to get around a lot of the worst interstate jams, so we got home safely enough, if not swiftly.  Rachel’s boyfriend, Spencer, was forced to walk the dog and cook dinner for Rachel, due to our late arrival (Oh the humanity!) and back home at my place, Sarver and Tanaz were like “when are you not home later than you said you would be?”  Soooooooooo…all things considered, everything was pretty smooth for the Coyote Pack at TCF 2015.

Thanks for following this journey.

HOWWWOOOOOO!

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This Saturday at Inwood Gourmet

Hmmmmm can you smell the hot apple cider? It’s fall and my daughter has made her third jack ‘lantern.   Picked out your favorite sweater yet? I sure have. This Coyote’s coat is getting longer and, outside, the leaves are a fallin’. Plus, our Rachel freakin’ loves the fall. She’s been living the “this is my cup o’tea” reality for weeks now.   For all you “Fall is my favorite season” people, the next few shows are dedicated to you!

INWOOD GOURMET REDUX!

The weather was supposed to be horrid last time we wanted to support Inwood Gourmet with our acoustic, blues-based, funkrockin’ folk explosion.   Joaquin was blowin’ and, while it didn’t rain as was forecast, it was cold as a well digger’s booty that day, so we postponed…until THIS SATURDAY! (Oct 24)

We’re going to play a few sets between 4 and 6pm. We’ll likely be in the store squeezed between the cheeses and the olive oils, so it will be tight….and EPIC!

mmmmmmmm...Cheese!

mmmmmmmm…Cheese!

Lauren Skoulatos has a great thing going with her little Greek-flaired farm-to-table store. She’s got an ever-rotating selection of tasty local and imported cheeses, and breads and things, and she even sells sausages from Castkill Food Company! (That’s Jonah Shaw’s company, he’s the same dude who organizes the yearly “Taste of the Catskills Festival” that Rachel and I support so whole heartedly. We were just up there having a blast and eatin’ up a storm. I love how it all comes together.) Lauren also has the best coffee I’ve had in this neighborhood, and we have some very good coffee up here, so that’s not easy.

Great things come in small packages.

Great things come in small packages

Come on up to Inwood Gourmet this Saturday. 4-6pm. The store is on Cooper Street (1/2 block West of Broadway) between 207th and Isham, about 1 minute walk from the 207th St A train.   Let us serenade you while you sample some culinary delights!

Howwwwoooooooowoooooooo

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