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Still to Come!

Happy Holiday season to you and your own. Been awhile since we checked in and we wanna make sure you know that we are hard at work getting the next songs out to you and making the final version album. Next week Coyote Love Entertainment, Inc releases our first children’s album (recorded during this summer’s retreat, along with songs from “I’m Breaking Down”). With that behind us, we can divert more energy back in to the grown up songs. As it is now, Jonathan Vergara and Coyote have been meeting late nights and working on “Rosie’s Going Downtown” (featuring Fred Thomas on bass), “Why’d You Have To Do It Now?” and “Magic Tune Boy” so we can get those out (in any order) as soon as possible.

We are working to make sure that every one of you who donated, and/or pre-paid gets all the merchandise that you were promised.   Look for emails in the coming month asking you what size shirts you want etc.

WHAT’S NEW WITH THE BAND?

We played a lovely 3-hour show last Friday, at Sarah Street Grill, in Stroudsburg, PA with new guitarist/vocalist Jamie Ignao. Jamie’s been working on over 30 songs from our repertoire so, send him a pat on the back, as he has earned it. We are reuniting with Darren Lipper (Bass) and Tobias Gebb (Drums) as well for night of sonic explosion. Last Sunday we played with Mike D. Blues for an acoustic show at An Beal Bocht. Was great stuff. Jamie’s guitar work and vocals are taking the acoustic shows to another level and I, for one, was ear-to-ear grins the whole time. Rachel sang her ass off, with two guitars and two voices to support her. Fun stuff.

Thanks for your love and support.

Coyote and the pack

 

 

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Why ‘Da Blues?

Hoping this video says why…

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What does it take to….

What does it take to make your dream a reality?

What’s your personal dream?  Let us know in the comments below or via twitter @CoyoteLoveBand, or on our FB page.  We’d like to hear your story.

In our case, the record we are releasing on November 5th, and all the opportunities that arise from this action, encompass our shared dream.  Rach and I have given of our sweat, blood, tears, personal finances, and likely the finances of our respective life-partners as well. We are giving time, we’re giving thought, we’re giving love, and we are giving up sleep. At this point, it would seem that the answer is…you give everything that you have, because creating something epic…from nothing…demands that of you.

Our self-produced record sounds amazing so far (though we just got word that we may have an astounding guest producer on the title track, more later). If you want to check out works in progress, you can do so here… https://www.dropbox.com/sh/cr5q2dtdedcwqre/AACk4cp9D5M8OynljZcx9bOSa?dl=0

Big ups to Jonathan Vergara at Pancake studios in Brooklyn, for his engineering work on much of this project as well.  This has become one of his babies, and we are happy whenever he takes over on the engineering, so we can focus on the singing and producing.

We have four songs to record, there’s one song we’d like to redo, and vocals on one song need re-cutting.   And there’s multiple overdubs we have to add as well. The record needs to be done by mid October….FUCK!  We have to have, at least, pre-release versions of the CD and downloads byNov 5, the date of our release event!

As I write this…my heart is pounding.  I’ve never been more proud of a piece of art that I worked on, but also never been so scared of failing!  Can you relate?

THANK YOU to everyone that has donated and pre-paid for our sophomore release, now with the working Title, “I’m Breaking Down.”  (Did I just write that in print?  Oh dear, this is getting really real now.)  Were it not for the amazing gifts that have been shared with us, we would not have had a prayer of getting this far.  You are our co-producers and we are so proud to share this experience with you!

If you haven’t yet, but want to support the album, and join the pack of humans who are making this happen, please go to https://www.gofundme.com/CampCoyote2016

Speaking of donations.   HUGE, humble, hair-stands-up on my arm, thanks to Jamie Leonard and Pamela Rapp at Upstate Production Services, Inc (UPSI), who donated THREE WEEKS of production and development time to us this summer at their 200-year old space “The Church”.   They honestly changed our lives.   I recorded a whole children’s album and some irreplaceable tracks on the Coyote Love album up there.  We would have had nothing to crowd-fund for if it weren’t for them and their amazing arts facility.  The space, the vibe, the organ (OMG, the organ) all contributed to capturing magic on the microphones.

27714a75-0616-43fe-ad91-c23dfc8f37f3We are realistically like $5000 short of the money we need to truly promote the record. But just to complete this masterpiece, we need another $2000 as soon as possible!  We still need to bring in more stellar musicians and to pay for the studio time, as well (which is mounting), and for PR, and the endless copyright fees etc.  So, if you like what we’ve made so far (click and listen), join the family, donate to the record! Become an associate producer.  Plus, the gifts back are sweet!

Put the show in your calendar!!!

Coyote Love Album Release Party
Sat Nov 5th.
8pm
El Original Tx-Mx, 735 Tenth Ave, NYC 10019

With love,

Coyote

 

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New Album…just sayin’

Coyote here,

As has been the case for awhile, we’ve leaned on Social Media a bit heavily when it comes to news. Forgive us for not writing.   Let’s catch up!

Next  shows!

Fri Sept 2, 10pm – Sarah St. Grill, Stroudsburg, PA

Sat Sept 3, 1pm – StroudFest, Stroudsburg, PA

Fri Sept 9, 9:30pm – An Beal Bocht, Riverdale, NY

(and plenty more shows leading up to….)

Album Release Party Scheduled for Nov 5th at El Original in NYC!

There, we said it. We are dropping the record on Nov 5th at a cool venue called El Original, where promoter, friend, and fan, Barbara Stevenson, has been hosting the Fred Thomas band (the James Brown’s bassist), and where I have had some of the best nights out in my life recently. So I figured, lets just go with it and do it there.
Coyote Love Album Release Party

Sat Nov 5th.

8pm

El Original Tx-Mx, 735 Tenth Ave, NYC 10019

The state of the record is pretty damn good. Long way to go but very good things happening. The message from universe continues to be, “Did you think it would be easy, Coyote?” There have been set backs akimbo. But teeth and claws out, we fight our way forward. After the two weeks I spent upstate working on both the kid’s album and our sophomore release for Coyote Love, in early July, things slowed down a bit while day-to-day life, and an epic trip to London took front seat.   The original trip upstate was supposed to be a camp for coyote musicians where we created both independently and together for 16 hours a day. However, because of life issues with the humans that were meant to be there, it ended up being myself, Rachel and Moonie, piecing bits of an album together during the 2nd week of the residency (with a nice visit from blues player, Mike D, to spice it up). I was kinda down in the dumps about this, until Jamie and Pam of UPSI (The Church) offered us yet another week of production time at the church. So I went back up, just last week, from the 21st to the 29th, to be a one-man record company exec, production-team, and recording artist. Rach and I, actually did a show at Andes Hotel, in Andes, NY on Aug 19th. She then hit the bus back to NYC the next morn to catch her boyfriend, Spencer’s, DJ set that afternoon. After I dropped her off, I had one day to chill w friends Chris and Maria, Jerry Stein (and Molly, my doggie neice), and then I got to recording on Sunday eve, and stayed up there for a week.

What transpired next was celestial. I had a high fever all of Sunday night until the morning. I then found an organ player with SICK blues/jazz chops when I walked in to a Laundromat in Oneonta, NY (to wash the sheets I sweated through) and saw a lady reading sheet music. I basically asked her if she or anyone she knew played a Hammond Organ. She gave me the hook-up. I called the guy. His name is Tim Iversen, and he came and KILLED IT on 4 songs from the record, using UPSI’s 1940’s era Hammond Organ. Tim was amazing and the power of music and the spirit was felt at “The Church” that day. Here’s an unmixed but tasty version of “Please Let Me Know.”  https://www.dropbox.com/s/pahuu53hd8i1vdi/please%20let%20me%20know%20-%20Final%20vox-Hammond.mp3?dl=0

Producer talk:

I’ve reached out to some of my favorite producers, arrangers, and band-leaders to ask for help in making the last three songs to be recorded for the album as epic and lush as I hear them in my head. I have three songs that haven’t even been started yet and I feel that I need help from those more gifted than I at arrangement, and who may have a fresh approach to production. Who will say “yes?” I don’t know. But I feel that it’s time to open ourselves up to outside expertise (within reason). Lord knows Rach, myself, engineer Jonathan Vergara (Pancake Studios) and our team of musicians can play anything we want. Question is, with three or four songs left to record, who can add the extra spice, and also save me the rehearsal time by delivering up an awesome arrangement…that we can bring to life in the studio?

Making the record in pieces has been less than my favorite thing to do, but it is what I am trained for and, seemingly, what the great spirit wants out of Rachel and I. Oh how we yearn for time to just sing and make up songs with a full band while tape is rollin’…..but alas….it’s time to kick ass and take names with whatever resources we have.

So be ready. Shit is about to get real! AND PUT NOVEMBER 5TH FROM 8PM-MIDNIGHT IN YOUR CALENDAR Y’ALL!

BOOOYAHKAHHHH

Coyote

 

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Exhausted but Stoked!

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To all friends of Coyote Love and especially those who are donating and becoming Associate Producers of our second album. I’m still completely fried from the last two weeks of recording, but I want you to know that good is coming from this experience. While this particular version of “Make It Through,” our acoustic ballad written for the coming generation, may or may not make it on the album (though the song will for sure), we feel that this raw version is one of the best gifts that we can give back to all of you today while Rachel and I recover from a very long week. https://www.dropbox.com/…/Make%20It%20Through%207-8-16%20in…
Secondly, we have our first network TV interview tomorrow. We’ll tell you more about it when we’ve done the interview (I don’t want to “coyote” myself by saying too much). More video and tidbits to come! THANK YOU!

 

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Produce an Indie Album With Us

New Music from Coyote Love! Wanna co-produce an indie album?

Hello there Coyote friends. It’s high time Coyote Love released more new music. Sure we’ve got some tracks in the bin, and notebooks full of songs, but, conditions being what they are, that special creative time could not be easily afforded, or found, until now!   Wanna make a record with us?

BE A PRODUCING PARTNER!

The coyote pack has been given a two-week composers residency at “The Church” in Mt. Vision, NY this summer. A couple of producers, who call their company “Upstate Production Services, Inc”, are renovating a 200-year old church in to a fully functioning arts facility. As if that wasn’t cool enough, they then offered Coyote Love a two-week composer’s residency this summer, and this coyote plans on making the absolute most of this creative time! We are recording and immediately releasing tracks from two albums; a children’s record (Coyote Pups), and a proper Coyote Love LP! Finally, our sophomore release!

Even though we get the space for free, making and releasing records is a costly exercise. So we are asking you to be an associate producer. And it ain’t just lip service either. Contribute towards our production costs and you really are producing this record with us. Gifts back? Of course! Not only will you get one-of-a-kind presents from the band for your help in this project, but associate producers credits on the album!

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The plan is not only so set coyote’s unfettered creativity free, but Rachel’s too, and all of the musicians that we invite up there to stay and/or visit with us during our time up there. We’re offering members of our team the same creative freedom for their own compositions as we have for own. Every musician who comes up is encouraged to workshop their own ideas as well. With a team of us there, we can all help one-another to flesh out the material we are writing.   And as the hosts, we get to have these amazing musicians play on new Coyote Material as well.

So please join us in producing new indie music and be our producing partner!

Much like a low budget indie film, we figure we’ll easily spend about $5000-$10,000 when all is said and done; equipment, two weeks of van rental, copywriting costs, graphics, post production mixing sessions, mastering, PR, food, and stipends for local guest musicians on the records, and the making of videos are just the tip of the iceberg.

So please take a look at our crowd-funding page and see if there is a donation level that works for you…you potential producer you!

With love

Team Coyote

 

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Next Sat May 7th, music and earth love!

Free pancakes at 11am am for those who volunteer to clear some debris and garbage out of the cove!  Free BBQ later!  Coyote Love at 2pm!   Or come and donate a few bucks and grab some lovely food to raise money to maintain this home-spun nature preserve in Northern Manhattan.  Either way it’s all good in the hood.

Love

Coyote
MusicSweep 2016

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Inwood Local, Sarah St. Grill, and “Camp Coyote”!

Hi there,

Been awhile since the last e-blast or blog, I know. My bad. Been pretty keen on the social media thing, but the email thing slid a bit while this coyote struggled with the issues of man. Anyhoo…I’m BACK! Hi!

A lot of cool stuff is happening. Another great, free acoustic set coming up at Inwood Local in Northern Manhattan this Wed, 4/27 at 9pm, with Rach, myself and…anyone else that wants to sit in from the coyote pack.

This Wed April 27th at 9pm

SARAH STREET !

And we are the featured artists (acoustic) at Sarah St. Grill in Stroudsburg, PA, every Thurs in May! This leads up to a nice big full band show on June 10th at Sarah St. Naturally, we are stoked for all five shows!

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SAVE THE EARTH, LISTEN TO THE BAND…

And May 7 we play (full band) at 2pm to support the grassroots clean-up and reclaiming of Inwood’s North Cove in Northern Manhattan.

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See the schedule for all coming shows. We got plenty in the upstate area coming up too!

Speaking of……

TAKE ME TO CHURCH…

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We got awarded a two-week composer’s retreat and recording session, in upstate NY, from June 26-July 10th! Can you dig it? A company called “Upstate Production Services, Inc” got in touch with us and let us know they were offering residencies, in Mt. Vision, NY, in a 200-year old church that they are renovating as an arts center. That, as you can imagine, was a no-brainer. We jumped on that. It’s gonna be EPIC. I’m calling it “Camp Coyote,” and it’s the next big thing in my life after getting married, having a baby, and starting this company.   Please check out the video on our FB page. You do not need to be on FB to watch it (but you may be prompted to join, which you can ignore). https://www.facebook.com/coyotelove/videos/vb.305226185472/10156814284750473/?type=2&theater

Please be patient with us as we will soon begin a drive to raise funds for vans, equipment, guest musicians, food, post-production time and everything else that goes with making “Camp Coyote” work. For now, enjoy the video, which says everything that you need to know about what we are gonna be doing, and why!

With love and face licks,

coyoytehank

 

 

 

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BIG DREAMS CAN COME TRUE

Like many New Yorkers, I wake up most mornings feeling like I’ve already fucked up, because 2.9 minutes went by while was lying there thinkin’ how I shoulda been doing ten other things already…all of which I planned on doing yesterday. This city makes me crazy like that.

Regardless of this NYC psychosis, some coolness is coming down the pike for this coyote and his pack, and it may show that we’ve made some progress after all.HankJumpRachLook

 

TWO SCORE AND ONE SHOW AGO….

Next Wednesday is our 25th acoustic show at Inwood Local! We LOVE this gig and are honored that manager, Harry and owner, Gus like the band as much as they do.  Most evenings Harry now sports one of his two Coyote t-shirts when he is working behind the bar. This means the world to us. And the love from the community we get when we play is priceless. It is spirit food for us. Thank you. Come see our 25th show!

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We have been chosen as the 100th act to represent “Artists for Peace” at the SGI’s New York Cultural Center in Union Square on March 1.  As you know those chanting Buddhists at SGI have some of the most dynamic members of the entertainment industry among their ranks, and to have our name associated with a concert series that so many of our musical heroes have played before us is real shot in the arm.  It’s an hour-long show where we will play only our original songs, with free admission, in an awesome auditorium, staffed by peace loving Buddhists.  Umm, you coming?  ‘Cause…

EVERY THURSDAY IN MAY WE PLAY IN PA

Remember when we played Sarah St. Grill, in Stroudsburg? That was a hoot! Not only will we be back on June 10 with the whole band, but we have been awarded a weekly residency in May for the acoustic act as well!SarahSt.Night
Every Thursday at roughly 9pm, Coyote, Rachel and our special guest of the week will perform our Blues-Based, Folk-Rockin’ Explosion of songs at this lovely Pocono area location right on the Delaware Water Gap. While this does make any Friday Morning commitment kinda painful for a month…FUCKIT! WE ARE STOKED!  HOOOWOOOOWWOOOO

Sarah St. has to be the most professionally produced small bar/venue we have ever played. I mean “The Cutting Room” is one thing, you expect and demand great sound there, but when a roadhouse style joint like this takes music production (and video production I would add) as seriously, or even more so, than their drinks and food, you know they really, really, really love live music. So if you are chillin’ out by the Poconos in May, or on June 10th, come check us out at Sarah Street Grill!

TWO WEEKS AT “THE CHURCH” The CHurch

(Big Dream Comes True)

Clearly we have new recordings, for years now, that we want to release and sessions that we kept meaning to have. Life happens. Some of those songs were half recorded before we ran out of…everything. Life in NYC with a wife, a kid, a live band, and my work with children…kinda forced me to put the releasing of new music on hold and to follow the trail we were on; which was, and is still, the live Coyote Love act. That situation pretty much forced me to deal with the fact that almost anyone can produce a great sounding record these days. Not so easy to make a live act that actually stands out. So money that we would have loved to put in to recording has gone into equipment, rental cars, musician pay, rehearsal studios and just…life. It’s paid off on all fronts; but the hunger to record has been almost unbearable. And at this point I have the worst case of indie band producer blueballs ever.

This summer’s church recording retreat is a massive and powerful step forward for us.  A lovely pair of production professionals from NYC, named Jamie and Pam, bought a 200-year old church in Upstate NY, and they have begun to offer multi-week retreats there, for artists of their choosing.  And they found us! After we played the last Taste of the Catskills Festival, they looked us up, liked the vibe, got in touch, and offered us two weeks of free creative time at their music church…which has a restored Hammond Organ and, upstairs, beds for the band.  Say what? I had spent the previous 2 years envisioning just that, talking to Rach about it, and trying to figure out how to pay for that level of professional-style isolation and time to create with ridiculously great players. But it looked like I was gonna have to release a second record, recorded piecemeal, in people’s living rooms and bathrooms, and then…all of a sudden…Whabam? What?

Jamie and Pam I love you! Thank you! Could it be that this DIY coyote pack is on the right track?  The musicians committed to the recording retreat are the best anyone could ever want. So…shit is definitely real. I really, really, really, really promise we are going to release new recordings in the fall. Be ready!

With love, tail wags, yip-yips, and face licks…

coyote

 

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Bowie Leaves Earth, Inspires Coyote

Howooo lovelies,

If you are human, you are probably aware, and most likely touched by the passing of David Bowie in to the light. I’m sure he is reunited with many old friends and ancestors, and possibly an alien overlord or two.

What Bowie’s passing meant to me was that millions of people in the world are suddenly delving deep in to the life and art of this celestial being. His path was so organic, so packed with highs and lows, so full of rebirth, of searching; of living life to the fullest…it boggles the mind. And my prayer is that it reminds others, like it has me, to embrace these aspects of life and not stay in any rut for too long.david-bowie-06

We love you David Bowie. Thank you for being you. You will be missed, but always remembered.

Coyotehank

SHOWS!

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This Friday night! Snug Harbor, in New Paltz, NY! How much do I love Snug’s? Almost as much as David Bowie?   But for the opposite reason. Snug’s has stayed Snug’s for as long as I can remember and I hope it never changes. Good old juke-joint style hootenanny bar with an amazing cross-section of people. We hit around 11pm. When we stop? Nobody knows.

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THE UPTOWN SCENE

Kickin’ it uptown style for the rest of January once we get back from New Paltz. Come and hang!From Wikipedia - An Béal Bocht (Irish: The Poor Mouth) is a 1941 novel in Irish by Brian O'Nolan (Flann O'Brien), published under the pseudonym "Myles na gCopaleen". It is widely regarded as one of the greatest Irish-language novels of the 20th century.

Sunday 1/24 8pm-10pm at An Beal Bocht! ACOUSTIC double-bill with Mike D!   (Blues extraordinaire).  Favorite small venue in the Bronx! More art, food, drink, music, and theater gets made and shared in this two-room bar than is possible without understanding quantum physics.   Basically it’s a dimensional thing. You are also transported to Ireland the minute you walk in. Like I said…Quantum physics y’all.

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Wednesday 1/27 9pm-11pm at Inwood Local! ACOUSTIC, with special guests. We fuggin’ love playin’ our monthly show at Inwood Local; great vibes, the awesome Harry and his team behind the bar, lovely affordable food…and COYOTE LOVE.

an beal bocht exteriorSunday 1/29 9:30PM – FULL BAND AT AN BEAL BOCHT! – Featuring Tobias Gebb on drums!

 If you’ve read our emails, you know how freakin’ bad I wanted to play there. Ta Da!   We’ve been angling for this full band show for a long time. Feels good. And TOBY on the drums. Tobias toured the Virgin Islands and recorded a lot with us. We are blessed to have our uptown bro back for a night.

MORE TO COME!  See Schedule!  And THANK YOU!

Yipeeeyipyip howlywoo!

coyote

 

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