310 N.E. Evans Street / McMinnville, OR, 97128
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Live music 9 p.m. 'til 12:30 a.m.
$15 at the door
21 and over
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Live music 9 p.m. 'til 12:30 a.m.$15 at the door21 and over
Make it a night to remember by booking one of our overnight packages and partying to live music. Click here to make your reservation!
9 p.m. 'til 12:30 a.m.Will West and The Friendly Strangers in Mattie's RoomCoyote Willow in the Cellar Bar * Free
New Year's Eve• Lodging for two in a cozy guestroom, including surprise amenities• $120 per couple to be spent at your discretion on dinner and drinks in our Pub• Admission to the New Year's Bash, with live music in Mattie's Room• A sparkling wine toast at midnight• Private breakfast buffet in Matties Room the next morning$315 to $385 per coupleMake Your Reservations
Coyote Willow blends progressive Folk and Americana, with hints of Celtic influence, for an extraordinary mix of vocal harmony, haunting instrumentals and foot-stomping rhythms. Their exciting combination of cello, guitar and rich vocals combine to take you on a musical journey that will have you laughing, crying, dancing and celebrating the rhythms of life. This artistic partnership of genre-crossing styles flows from Tim Coffey's soulful baritone voice and Kat Hilst's powerful cello, with styles ranging from folk, blues, rock to intriguingly complex instrumentals. Their new CD, "Raising the Barn" was recently named one of the top 5 releases in Central Oregon for 2016 by The Bend Bulletin. In the last year, the duo has opened for national acts such as Robert Earl Keen, Shawn Mullins and Sean Watkins (of Nickel Creek).
Coyote Willow's unique sound hails from a blend of diverse musical backgrounds. Kat Hilst started playing piano at 5, graduating from Oberlin Conservatory. She grew up playing the violin and later switched to the cello. Tim Coffey hit the road at 19, spending 20 years as a professional touring backup guitarist. Their talents attracted the attention of Breedlove Guitars, who invited them to join their stable of artists. The duo is a regional favorite, performing multiple venues, festivals and private events throughout the Pacific Northwest year round.
Press quote: Coyote Willow has a "penchant for making the personal universal in their songs." ~ Brian McElhiney, The Bend Bulletin (Oregon), January 29, 2016
Photo Credit: Gary Calicott Photography
Carolina-born songwriter Will West performs with a rotation of
acoustic musicians called The Friendly Strangers, featuring an array of fantastic
Portland players on banjo, cello, mandolin, horns, percussion and other
& The Friendly Strangers are fresh off the release of their new studio
album called Take This Moment. Songs have been featured in
KINK fm101.9 and KZME fm107.1 in the greater Portland area.
Carolina-born performer/songwriter Will West has called Oregon home since 2002. The son of a fiddle player, he cites bluegrass, delta blues and heavy metal music as some of his early influences. Now he finds inspiration in the amazing landscape of the Pacific Northwest.
West released his first album, Shine, in late 2006. Recorded with Rob Stoup (Imprints & Baseboard Heaters) at 8 Ball Studio in Portland, the album features Bob Soper (fiddle) and Noah Peterson (soprano sax).
His live performances continue to evolve and change. As a solo performer or with variations of a band, West pulls off fantastic acoustic guitar playing with smoothly delivered vocals and harmonica. Every show is an experience and it's all about the vibe...
"He incorporates rootsy, acoustic folk with a bluesy, almost hip-hop-like sense of rhythm. West is a funky, acoustic pop songsmith with a flare for lyricism and rich melodies." - Post & Courier (Charleston, SC)
"West's clean guitar and polished voice feel like warm sunshine through a car window." - Independent Weekly (Raleigh, NC)
"A favorite of those Delta Blues/Folk lovin' Types. Never performing a song the same way twice. This crooner is a storyteller with a soft touch. Check him out. " - Willamette Week
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