Coyote Grace to howl at The Listening Room
September 29, 2009
On Saturday, Oct. 3, the duo will perform at The Listening Room in Park City, located at 805 Main St. The show starts at 7 p.m. and tickets are $5 at the door. The Listening Room is a venue for all ages and alcohol is not served.
Coyote Grace has shared the stage with such folk icons as Indigo Girls, Melissa Ferrick, Cris Williamson, and Lowen & Navarro. They can also 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, Calif.
Spring 2009 brought the release of "Ear to the Ground," the duo’s long-awaited sophomore studio album. In this latest evolution of their unique Americana/roots sound, Coyote Grace displays a striking musical maturation from their debut effort, filling out their sound with guest musicians on fiddle, mandolin, guitar, keys and drums. Elizabeth shows a stronger songwriting and vocal presence, while Stevens continues to wear his heart on his sleeve with his emotionally charged, raw lyrics. The album’s mood ebbs and flows, winding from a sparse banjo/vocal duet through a slow bluegrass ballad, to blues-driven full band sound to swinging country fiddle tune to pensive piano-kissed lullaby.
Stevens and Elizabeth met while living in Seattle and have been performing together since December 2004, sharing the stage with bluegrass, old-time, folk rock, jazz, and cabarets. Coyote Grace spent the entire year of 2007 touring the country in their 1978 Chevy RV (Harvey), promoting their debut studio album, "Boxes & Bags." Aptly titled, the album pays homage to the trademarks of their nomadic troubadour lifestyle, featuring 12 original tracks of acoustic alt-folk sounds, 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.
During their travels, the pair became a trio when they invited Tucson-based songwriter/guitarist Courtney Robbins to join the tour. To commemorate their year on the road, they released "The Harvey Tour," a collection of live recordings from their travels. The live album features new original songs as well as old favorites from each of their debut studio albums, with a handful of fun cover tunes for a true taste of the live show experience.