Preparing for the next shows coming up and the album release has stirred up a lot of energy and emotion in the coyote pack. It’s a mixture of excitement and pure terror. The preparations have been bittersweet and thrilling. On the one hand, friend and crucial guitarist, Moonie Pusey, is moving to Arizona, on the other hand operatic tenor and guitar slinging Scotsman, Jamie Ignao, has agreed to replace him. Aside from Moonie and I, no one in the band has actually met Jamie or heard him play. So it’s a leap of faith for everyone, including Rachel, when I say “he’s awesome, trust me.” Jamie’s first show with us is in December. Lets see what my newsletter says after that. Stay tuned. But wait there’s more…
With four songs left to record, delays of every kind that are beyond my control, almost nightly mixing sessions, a twelve-hour recording session on Sunday, and more nightly mixing for the week following, things are getting really, REALLY real. We are in rehearsal with everymuzzahfuzzzah in the band and my wife and child think I am a ghost who just occasionally appears and makes them tacos, uses the bathroom and then disappears again. This whole situation is getting a bit trippy. Everyone on the team is definitely committed, but this trapeze act has no net. You feel me? Okay back to the thrilling part…
FRED THOMAS TO PLAY ON ALBUM
Fred Thomas, bass player for James Brown, and the JB’s (and other cool acts), has agreed to play bass on two singles on the record. WHAT? Yes, I said it! Not only that, but his band is our support act at our Album release on Nov 5! After our own set, we’re going to dance to him all night long. And he’s sitting in with Coyote Love. I think I’m gonna FREAK OUT! Yes, YES I AM ACTUALLY FREAKING OUT AS I WRITE THIS!
Okay, I’m cool now….
WE STILL NEED MONEY TO COMPLETE THIS PROJECT!
We have a lot of expenses, not limited to literally thousands in studio time, session musicians, photo shoots, graphic artists, and legal fees. We’re less than $1200 away from our goal for our crowd-funding campaign. Thank you if you’ve already helped us raise over $3800 so far! If you have not, would you consider pre-paying, and/or donating to the cause? https://www.gofundme.com/CampCoyote2016 There’s cool gifts-back to get and you’d be making a real dream come true. Not just for us, but for you too. Why?…because no one wants great music to die. This record was (and is being) recorded in two churches, in a studio, and in our apartments. We’ve used a 75 year old organ, a couple of 50 year old amplifiers, a 60-year old guitarist, (lol, sorry Moonie, cats outta the bag)…and now have a 72-year old funkified bass player from James Brown’s band playing on this joint. Ummmm, you like old-school? We got it. This ain’t no boy band. Please consider donating. Every little bit helps! Even guitar strings now cost almost $10 a pack in NYC. Rachel’s sax reeds cost a bundle too!
- Oct 22: Full band at Sarah Street Grill, Stroudsburg, PA. 10pm NO COVER EVER.
- Oct 26: Inwood Local Acoustic show (monthly). We love this place. Previews of new songs the full band will play at release party.
- Oct 30: Coyote Acoustic at An Beal Bocht w Mike D Blues! Show starts 8pm. FREE
- Nov 5: THE ALBUM RELEASE PARTY FOR “I’M BREAKING DOWN” OUR SOPHOMORE ALBUM, featuring Mike D Blues, and Fred Thomas of the JB’s!
- Dec 9: Full band at Sarah Street Grill, Stroudsburg, PA. 9:30pm JAMIE IGNAO’S FIRST FULL SHOW WITH US! No cover.
- Dec 11: Coyote Acoustic at An Beal Bocht w Mike D Blues! Show starts 8pm. FREE