A band prolific in its writing, skilled in its musicianship and congenial in its nature, they remain the prototype of the truly independent band. Coyote has shared the stage with The Allman Brothers Band, Dave Matthews, Widespread Panic, String Cheese, The Radiators and Kansas to name a few. They have played large festivals from coast to coast, including: High Sierra Music Fest in California, Charlotte's Center City Fest, Atlanta's Mid-Town, Birmingham's City Stages, Asheville's Bele Chere and The Magnolia Fest in Live Oak, Fla. The group traces its roots to Brevard, N.C., where childhood friends Matthew Mayes (guitar, guijo, banjo, vocals) and John Felty (vocals, guitars) decided in 1990 to pursue a career in music. The duo headed to Athens, Ga., where they joined forces with bassist Sanders Brightwell.
Steve Trismen (vocals, fiddle) joined the fold in 1999. A native of Boulder, Colo., Trismen's playing melded neatly into the band's sound and gave Coyote a new on-stage dynamic. Personnel: John Felty, guitar, vocals Matthew B. Mayes, guitar, guijo, banjo, vocals Sanders Brightwell, bass Steve Trismen, fiddle, vocals Noel Felty, drums, vocals Discography Cemeteries and Junkyards (1991) Wade (1993) Lucky Day (1995) Ghost Dance (1997) Here Be Dragons (1998) Jupiter Coyote Live (2000) Live From The Ga. Theatre (VHS, 2001) Waxing Moon (2001) The Hillary Step (2004) Still Jammin' DVD (2005) Read more on Last.fm.
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