DATE: Friday march 5th
VENUE: The Mint
ADDRESS: 6010 W. Pico Blvd
ALSO PLAYING: Angie Evans, and special guest Michael Connolly
If you want a lesson in organic chemistry, take notes as you watch the sparks fly between the sultry roots duo, COYOTE GRACE. This folktastic phenomenon is the result of combining one guitarist Joe Stevens, a transman from Northern California, with one upright bassist Ingrid Elizabeth, a sassy femme originally hailing from the hills of Southeastern Ohio. Together, they use their playful chemistry to distill passionate harmonies and revealing lyrics into a soulful vintage sound.
Coyote Grace has shared the stage with such folk icons as Indigo Girls, Melissa Ferrick, Cris Williamson, and Lowen & Navarro. They can be found wooing the crowds at colleges, festivals, conferences, coffeehouses, pubs, house concerts, farmers markets, and community centers alike. Although they spend most of the year on the road, the duo now resides in Sonoma County, California.
The band is hitting the road this winter promoting their new Buck Naked EP, showcasing some of the group's more unique, revealing, and controversial works. Buck Naked is their fourth album in 3 years. Spring 2009 brought the release of Ear to the Ground, the duo's long-awaited sophomore full-length studio album, displaying a striking musical maturation from their debut effort, filling out the duo's sound with guest musicians on fiddle, mandolin, guitar, keys, and drums.
The two met while living in Seattle, and have been performing as a duo since December 2004, sharing the stage with bluegrass, old-time, folk rock, jazz, and cabarets alike. Their debut studio album, Boxes & Bags, pays homage to the trademarks of the duo’s nomadic troubadour lifestyle, weaving fabrics of upbeat folkgrass, front-porch blues, lovesick serenades, broody funk, and freight train folk rock into a curious tapestry conveying themes of transformation, introspection, and the impermanence of identity.
All albums and tour schedules are available on their website: www.coyotegrace.com