Friday, December 30, 2016

Coyote Willow

7 p.m. 'til 10 p.m.
All ages welcome

About Coyote Willow

Coyote Willow has a "penchant for making the personal universal in their songs." ~ Brian McElhiney, The Bend Bulletin (Oregon), January 29, 2016

Coyote Willow's core members, Tim Coffey and Kat Hilst, have evolved an exciting artistic partnership that creates an innovative performance experience of genre-crossing styles. Their music flows from Coffey's soulful baritone voice and acoustic guitar and Hilst's powerful cello work. Musically and lyrically, their tunes range from rockabilly to lyrically-moving folk styles, as well as evocative instrumentals and gypsy jazz.

The Breedlove-sponsored band's new CD, "Raising the Barn," is the culmination of their experience taking to heart the guidance of their mentor, Lisa Lepine, to find their "authentic authority" through connections with community and friends. This project has been a profound journey that is expressed in their songs about the various twists and turns in their lives that led them to their collaboration in music and life. The songs speak of home, the road, and of the power of community to overcome life challenges.

The official CD release party is scheduled for Saturday November 12 at McMenamins Old St Francis School in Bend, Oregon. Joining them for songs from the CD during this special performance will be: Bethany Willis (fiddle), Steve Beaudry (harmonica), Franchot Tone (bass), and Bill Powers (mandolin). This project has truly been a "barn raising" with new music, new ideas, new and old friends, and inspiration from all who have brought their magic in to play. Join them in this celebration of the rhythms of life!