Since 2006 Bluesrockers, Coyote Kings, have been performing and recording, winning awards, collecting rave reviews, and playing to enthusiastic audiences and devoted fans. With five albums released and one on the way, “That little ‘ol band from Walla Walla” has established themselves as a musical force in the Northwest and World-wide.
In 2014 vocalist, Michelle "Mush" Morgan, and drummer, Curtis Johnson, left for other pursuits. The band was reborn as Robin Barrett and Coyote Kings, with Robin’s writing, singing, and sometimes blistering (but always tasty) guitar work fronting the band and Kit Kuhlmann on bass and Gordon Townsend-Farr laying down the groove.
Robin Barrett and Coyote Kings received the 2014 Empire Award for “Best Blues Band” and Robin for “Best Blues Guitarist.”Following their 2013 award winning 4th album, “Nasty Habits & Dirty Little Secrets,” RBnCK’s latest CD “Howl,” has won the 2015 Empire Award for “Best Blues CD!”
Introducing Tiph Dames!
Tiphony Dames was born and raised in Harlem, NY. As a child she loved Dance and singing in church. She also sang at the Apollo Theater when she was only 10 years old! After an injury brought her dreams of a dance career to an end, her focus turned more to Music. As a young adult, Tiph moved upstate to attend Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs.
After receiving her Bachelor’s degree, she moved to TriCities, WA, where Robin first saw and heard her perform. She began doing festivals and events with Coyote Kings in the early summer of 2015. Since then, her overwhelmingly infectious energy has been helping RBnCK wow audiences, show after show. Tiph’s career has just begun. She and Robin Barrett & Coyote Kings are currently recording her first CD, expected to be released in 2016, while they continue to light up stages across the Northwest.
A few of the notables Kings have gigged and shared the stage with include George Thorogood, Elvin Bishop, Roy Rogers, Charlie Musselwhite, Sugaray Rayford, Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, Chris Duarte, Hamilton Loomis, Lisa Mann, Ian Siegal... the list goes on.
A short list of clubs and events CK members have played includes: The Walla Walla Guitar Festival, Sunbanks Music Festival, Untapped Blues & Brews, The Wallace Blues Festival, The Coeur d'Alene Blues Festival, The Big Sky Blues Festival, The Flathead Lake Blues Festival, The Rock Cut Blues Festival, The Poverty Bay Blues Festival, The Mt Rainier Blues Fest, Ritzville Blues Festival, Hot August Blues Festival, Sapolil Cellars, The Dandelion, Cascade Tavern, Larry’s Greenfront, The Fort Spokane Brewery, The Winthrop Palace... again, the list goes on and on.
Robin Barrett & Coyote Kings w/Tiph Dames are a hot ticket! We're ready for you, are you ready for us? As we like to say, "It's gonna be a LARGE time!!!
ROBIN BARRETT Robin Barrett has been singing, playing guitar & writing for over 35 years. He was lead singer, rhythm Guitarist, & principal writer for Tukanon Band, earning critical acclaim & a loyal following. Since 1991, Rob has turned his musical energy towards Bluesrock guitar & writing, playing, & singing some incredible music. While with ‘The Robin Barrett Band’ he played every top club in the Northwest and released the 1993 CD ‘Love For The Blues.’ Robin also released the 1997 solo CD ‘Eclectricity.’ In 2002, after 25 years of writing recording and playing out, Robin hit large via the Internet. His song ‘Naughty Little Girl’ hit #1 on the MP3.com Blues & Bluesrock charts and stayed there for a full year! Robin’s 2003 solo CD ‘Blue Movie’ continues to sell, World-wide.
“Listening to Robin's music is an experience! Barrett brings an age old style right up to the twenty-first century with bravado and skill.” Chris K. - Godsofmusic.com
"Robin Barrett kicks himself into blues overdrive. It just can't get much better than this." Music Reviewz.com
"This is the biz - sneering guitars – ‘make the bad-boy squeal' harmonics - crashing, no messin' groove - subliminal, sinister vocals - Barrett made the hairs stand up on the back of my neck and that's the truth!" Roj Agogo
"Robin Barrett is a guitarist who cooks his way through each song, definitely an experience!" Cascade Blues Association - Blues Notes
"Whether he's going upbeat and cheery, or slow and dreary, Barrett is a master of mood." Washington Blues Society - Blues Letter
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