Coyote Kings w/Tiph Dames
Like so many artists, Coyote Kings spent the bulk of their time during the Covid lockdown working on new material in the studio. The Blue rockers from the high desert enlisted a cast of characters to complete their eighth album Hot Mess due out in October of 2023. The result is a collection of nine new originals and an inspired cover all centered
Like so many artists, Coyote Kings spent the bulk of their time during the Covid lockdown working on new material in the studio. The Blue rockers from the high desert enlisted a cast of characters to complete their eighth album Hot Mess due out in October of 2023. The result is a collection of nine new originals and an inspired cover all centered around the collaboration of singer-songwriter guitarist and founder Robin Barrett and acclaimed vocalist Tiphony Dames. The duo are supported by bass players Ralph van Deurs and Robby Walker and drummers Gordon Townsend, Emilio Cabrales, and Curtis Johnson along with a special appearance by saxophonist Nate Miller and backing vocals from friends Nicole Mejia and Rita Fryer. As the title eludes the tracks run hot across a variety of genres from rock to soul, blues to latin and a touch of gospel but all maintain that signature Coyote Kings edge that has led the group to build a devoted following since 2006 and become one of the most in demand bands in the greater Pacific Northwest.
Opening track "Nothing Left To Prove," rolls out like a sizzling R&B duet between Dames and up and coming Saxman Nate Miller. The dual vocals of Dames and Barrett on "Bad Decision," work to great effect on the AC/DC meets The Who rambunctious riff rocker. Dames stands her ground on the slinky Blues "The Best You Couldn't Do," that features a ripping lead from Barrett who then takes a rare solo turn on Introspective ballad "The Quiet One," a loving tribute to a longtime friend. Dames pours out her heart and soul on the emotive "Only Love I Know," showing off her dynamic range. Barrett takes a trip into trance Rock on the groovy "Little Bit," and its smooth 80's studio vibe. The album then takes a little side trip to the dark corners of the barrio on the smooth and mysterious track "When The Sun Aint Shinin'." And its subtle salsa overtones. Barrett returns to traditional Rhythm and Blues on the sweetly swinging number "Keep Rollin' By." The crisp Funk track "Butterfly," speaks to the willy ways of a dangerous woman. Taking on any song from the Lennon & McCartney catalog is a daunting endeavor here the Coyote Kings tackle one of the greatest "Let It Be," expanding the title track of the final Beatles album into a Gospel fueled showstopper of power, prayer, love, and devotion, complete with soaring vocals and chiming guitars.