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.
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!
100TH ARTIST FOR PEACE AT SGI’S NY CULTURAL CENTER
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!
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”
(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…