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NEW CKwM CD & 2013 WALLA WALLA GUITAR FESTIVAL

Tracking for the new Coyote Kings w/Mush CD, "Nasty Habits & Dirty Little Secrets," is almost finished & the projected release is March 8 & 9 2013, the weekend of... 

The 2nd annual Coyote Kings Invitational WALLA WALLA GUITAR FESTIVAL!

http://wallawallaguitarfestival.com

 2 days, 14 top Northwest Blues & Roots acts, 4 venues, all within 3 blocks in Beautiful Downtown Walla Walla! March 8 & 9, 2013.

 17 hours of music!

Friday Festival Kick-off: 3/8/2013 8pm

@ Sapolil Cellars

Billy Roy Danger & The Rectifiers

The Tommy Hogan Band 

@ Walla Walla Elks

The Randy Oxford Band

Franky Joe Stiffler

Iguana Hat

 
Saturday Acoustic Showcase: 3/9/13 noon

 @ Sapolil Cellars

The Pat Coast Trio

@ Vintage Cellars

The Dakota Brown Band

 
The Large Show: 3/9/13 2pm-7pm

 @ Walla Walla Elks

Coyote Kings w/Mush

Bakin' Phat

Alice Stuart & The Formerlys

 
The Guitar Crawl: 3/9/13 8pm-midnight

@ Sapolil Cellars

The Randy Oxford Band

Pappa Frita & The Hot Mustard

@ VFW Post 992

Franco Paletta & The Stingers

The Tommy Hogan Band

@The Walla Walla Elks

Lisa Mann & Her Really Good Band

The Winston Barrett Project

@ Vintage Cellars (9pm)

Franky Joe Stiffler 


All Star Jam
: midnight-1:45

@ Sapolil Cellars

Hosted by Clint Carter & Curtis Johnson

 

Motel/Fest packages available. Tickets on sale now!

http://wallawallaguitarfestival.com

 

We wish you Happy Holidays (all of them). We love you all & we'll see you there!!!

 

                                  Coyote Kings w/Mush Morgan

Tiph Dames WINS!!! - November 11, 2016

Congratulations to our very own Coyote funk princess, Tiphony Damesfor winning the 2016 Empire Award for Best Female Blues Performer!!!

Yes, she really is that cool & we're so proud of her.
From Robin and Coyote Kings, congrats, Tiph!!!
P.S. Her debut CD is scheduled for release in Feb and you can see Tiphony along with Coyote Kings at the 2017 Walla Walla Guitar Festival, April 7, 8, 9!

Yes, she really is that cool & we're so proud of her! Tiph's debut CD with Robin & Coyote Kings is scheduled for release in Feb and you can see her along with Coyote Kings at the 2017 Walla Walla Guitar Festival, April 7, 8, 9!

Tiphony Dames, 2016 Empire Award for Best Female Blues Performer

Robin Barrett & Coyote Kings, now even better with TIPHONY DAMES!
We slice, we dice, we make thousands of Juienne fries!!! 

Springtime In The Land Of Coyote Kings ~ BUSY!!! - February 8, 2016

Lots of news and only a little time to tell you about it, so this will be the Readers Digest version! 

We're working on a new CD with Tiph Dames. Projected release later this Spring.

We'll be playing at...

     The Walla Walla Eagles, March 5 in Walla Walla, WA, USA

     The Winter Blues Festival, March 12 in Portland, OR
      http://winterbluesfest.net/

     The Coeur de'Alene Blues Festival, March 18 in Coeur de'Alene, ID
      http://www.cdaresort.com/discover/activities/blues_festival

     Sapolil Cellars, March 19 in Walla Walla, WA

     The Walla Walla Feast & Guitar Festival, Apr 8, 9, 10 in Downtown Walla Walla, WA USA
      http://wallawallaguitarfestival.com 

We love you very much, but gotta run!

                            Robin

HOWL! - June 2, 2015

 

Here it is, everybody! "Howl" is now available for digital download. 
CD release June 3rd!
The whole month of June is one LARGE CD release party!!!
Fri 6/5 at Sapolil Cellars in Walla Walla, WA. 
Thu 6/11 at the Inland Empire Blues Society monthly meeting in Spokane, WA
Sat 6/13 at Prospectors' Days in Republic, WA
Fri 6/19 at The Emerald of Siam Thai Restaurant and Lounge in Richland, WA.
Sat 6/20 at The Sweet Onion Festival in Walla Walla, WA
Gonna be a LARGE time!!!

Here it is, everybody! "Howl" is now available for digital download. CD release June 3rd!

Listen, download, buy CD here

The whole month of June is one LARGE CD release party!!!

Fri 6/5 at Sapolil Cellars in Walla Walla, WA. 
Thu 6/11 at the Inland Empire Blues Society monthly meeting in Spokane, WA
Sat 6/13 at Prospectors' Days in Republic, WA
Fri 6/19 at The Emerald of Siam Thai Restaurant and Lounge in Richland, WA.
Sat 6/20 at The Sweet Onion Festival in Walla Walla, WA

Gonna be a LARGE time!!!

 

2015 NEWS! - April 4, 2015

Hey Everybody, we some LARGE news! Our new CD "Howl" is almost finished recording & oh Babies, it's coming out gooooooooood! It's got rough, it's got tough, it's got cool, and it's got smooth... a little something for everyone. Rockin Blues and Bluesy Rock, slathered in S.E. Washington hot sauce!  We're working diligently to get it ready for a May release. 

We'll be working hard to bring the Coyote Kings Howl party to you this summer. Here's what we have on the books so far...

Sat 5/9 ~ Untapped Blues & Brews Fest main stage ~ Kennewick, WA
Sat 5/23 ~ Nancy, Robin, Bruce, and Gordon's Birthday Celebration ~ Ice Harbor Brewery ~ Kennewick, WA
Fri 6/5 ~ Howl CD release party @ Sapolil Cellars ~ Walla Walla, WA
Sat 6/20 ~ Sweet Onion Festival ~ Walla Walla, WA
Sun 6/28 ~ Downtown Summer Concert Series ~ Walla Walla, WA
Fri 7/17 ~ Sapolil Cellars ~ Walla Walla, WA
Sat 8/1 ~ Big Sky Blues Fest ~ Noxon, MT
Sat 8/15 ~ GOTR Tour ~ Walla Walla, WA
Sat 9/5 ~ Sapolil Cellars ~ Walla Walla, WA
Sat 9/12 ~ Sunbanks Music Festival ~ Electric City, WA

We still have  open dates, but they will go fast, so if you or someone you know wants to bring a LARGE time to your festival or event, give us a shout!

See you all this Summer! LARGE time!!! 

HELLO 2015! - December 30, 2014

Holy cow, 2014 was an eventful year! Curtis and Mush left, Robin Barrett stayed on guitar and vocals, Kit Kuhlmann stayed on bass, and we added Gordon Farr as our new drummer. With Robin fronting the band & Kit and Gordon laying down that rock solid Coyote groove, we've changed the name of the band to "Robin Barrett & Coyote Kings" and we're leaner, meaner, and just too downright sexy. Wait 'til you hear the new Kings' CD, "Howl," due out this Spring and catch our shows this coming Summer season!

Even in a transitional year, we played some great events, started work on the new album, and were honored to receive the Empire Awards for "Best Blues Band" and "Best Blues Guitarist" (Robin)! Stripping it down to a trio must have been the right thing to do.

Now looking forward, it's time to get ready to host our yearly party, The 4th annual Coyote Kings Invitational WALLA WALLA GUITAR FESTIVAL, this coming March 13 and 14. With 15 of our best friend bands coming to three venues in Downtown Walla Walla for the weekend, the town is gonna see a... yes... LARGE time! We'll post more on this soon.

We also have the new CD coming and many shows to tell you about... so stayed tuned & have a LARGE year!!! 

                      RBnCK

RBnCK ~ MAY, JUNE, & JULY - April 19, 2014

 

Time to mark your calendars, Yoties! You know we love to play for you so without delay, here's the...
Robin Barrett & Coyote Kings 2014 Spring/Summer Schedule:
Su 4/27   "Blues For Slide" Benefit for Oso, Madison Pub ~ Everett, WA
Sa 5/11   "Untapped Blues & Brews" Fest ~ Kennewick WA
Sa 5/11   "The Roxy Jam" Hosted by RB & CK ~ Kennewick, WA
Fr 5/16     Sapolil Cellars ~ Walla Walla, WA
Sa 5/24    Ice Harbor Brewery ~ Kennewick, WA
Fri 6/7      Thomas O'Neil Cellars ~ Richland, WA
Sa 6/8      Sapolil Cellars *Barrett Bondy Hemmenway, Walla Walla, WA
Tu 6/10   "The WBS Blues Bash" at Club Hollywood ~ Shoreline, WA
Fr 6/13    Sportsman Roost Bar & Grill ~ Republic, WA
Sa 6/14   "Prospector's Days" Fest ~ Republic, WA
Sa 6/21   "The Concious Culture Festival" ~ Tonasket, WA
Sa 7/5      Sapolil Cellars ~ Walla Walla, WA
Fr 7/11    Thomas O'Neil Cellars ~ Richland, WA
Sa 7/12   The Historic Wallace Blues Festival ~ Wallace, ID
Fr 7/25    Thomas O'Neil Cellars ~ Richland WA

Time to mark your calendars, Yoties! You know we love to play for you, so without delay here's the...

Robin Barrett & Coyote Kings 2014 Spring/Summer Schedule*:

Su 4/27   "Blues For Slide" Benefit for Oso, Madison Pub ~ Everett, WA

Sa 5/10   "Untapped Blues & Brews" Fest ~ Kennewick WA

Sa 5/10   "The Roxy Jam" Hosted by RB & CK ~ Kennewick, WA

Fr 5/16     Sapolil Cellars ~ Walla Walla, WA

Sa 5/24    Ice Harbor Brewery ~ Kennewick, WA

Fri 6/7      Thomas O'Neil Cellars ~ Richland, WA

Sa 6/8      Sapolil Cellars *Barrett Bondy Hemmenway, Walla Walla, WA

Tu 6/10   "The WBS Blues Bash" at Club Hollywood ~ Shoreline, WA

Fr 6/13    Sportsman Roost Bar & Grill ~ Republic, WA

Sa 6/14   "Prospector's Days" Fest ~ Republic, WA

Su 6/15    Downtown Concert Series ~ Walla Walla, WA

Sa 6/21   "The Conscious Culture Festival" ~ Tonasket, WA

Sa 7/5      Sapolil Cellars ~ Walla Walla, WA

Fr 7/11    Thomas O'Neil Cellars ~ Richland, WA

Sa 7/12   The Historic Wallace Blues Festival ~ Wallace, ID

Fr 7/25    Thomas O'Neil Cellars ~ Richland WA

"Gonna be a LARGE TIME!!!"

*More dates added as booked.

2014 - January 26, 2014

2014 promises to be the LARGEST year we've had... We're accepting bookings for the Summer festival season, starting a new CD, & ramping up to host the 3rd annual Coyote Kings Invitational WALLA WALLA GUITAR FESTIVAL this coming March 14 & 15. 

We'll be leaner and meaner & ready to howl all year long! Can't wait to see all of you at a show!

It's gonna be a LARGE time!!!

WIN! - November 15, 2013

Coyote Kings w/Mush's CD "Nasty Habits & Dirty Little Secrets" is the recipient of the 2013 IEBS Empire award for Best Blues CD! Got your copy?

Buy or Download here...
NASTY HABITS & DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS

NASTY HABITS SUMMER TOUR - June 15, 2013


Hi Yotes, Here's where we'll be howling on the Nasty Habit's & Dirty Little Secrets Summer Tour...
5/3 ~ Sapolil Cellars ~ Walla Walla, WA
5/10 ~ WW Balloon Stampede ~ Walla Walla, WA
5/18 ~ Vintage Cellars ~ Walla Walla, WA
5/30 ~ Charles Smith Wines ~ Walla Walla, WA
6/7 ~ WW Sweets Ball Game ~ Walla Walla, WA
6/8 ~ Thomas O'Neil Cellars ~ Richland, WA
6/9 ~ Summer Concert Series, 1st & Main ~ Walla Walla, WA
6/29 ~ Rockin' The Lowboy ~ Walla Walla, WA
7/19 ~ WW Sweets Ball Game ~ Walla Walla, WA
7/27 ~ Boogie On The Mountain ~ Tollgate, OR
8/3-4 ~ Big Sky Blues Fest ~ Noxon, MT
8/10 ~ Summer Concert Series, 1st & Main ~ Walla Walla, WA
8/15 ~ Thomas O'Neil Cellars ~ Richland, WA
8/24 ~ Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Fest ~ Des Moines, WA
8/28-9/2 ~ Pig Out In The Park ~ Spokane, WA (exact date coming)
9/5-8 ~ Sunbanks R&B Fest ~ Electric City, WA (exact date coming)
9/14 ~ Thomas O'Neil Blues Bash ~ Richland, WA
9/28 ~ Ice Harbor Brewery ~ Kennewick, WA
More dates added as booked.
We still have open dates available. If you'd like a CKwM LARGE time at your event, give us a howl! Rob
See you soon! Gonna be a LARGE time!!!

Hi Yotes, Here's where we'll be howling the rest of the Summer, on the Nasty Habit's & Dirty Little Secrets Summer Tour...

Coyote Kings w/Mush Nasty Habits Summer Tour Update:

Sat 6/29 ~ Rockin' The Lowboy ~ Walla Walla, WA
Wed 7/3 ~ PGG Independence Day PBR ~ Pendleton, OR
Wed 7/4 ~ PGG Independence Day PBR ~ Pendleton, OR
Thu 7/11 ~ w/Ian Siegal @ Sapolil Cellars ~ Walla Walla, WA
Fri 7/19 ~ WW Sweets Ball Game ~ Walla Walla, WA
Sat 7/20 ~ WW Sweet Onion Festival ~ Walla Walla, WA
Sat 7/27 ~ Boogie On The Mountain ~ Tollgate, OR
Sun 8/4 ~ Big Sky Blues Fest ~ Noxon, MT
Sat 8/10 ~ Summer Concert Series, 1st & Main ~ Walla Walla, WA
Thu 8/15 ~ Thomas O'Neil Cellars ~ Richland, WA
Sat 8/24 ~ Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Fest ~ Des Moines, WA
Mon 9/2 ~ Pig Out In The Park ~ Spokane, WA
Sun 9/8 ~ Sunbanks R&B Fest ~ Electric City, WA
Sat 9/14 ~ Thomas O'Neil Blues Bash ~ Richland, WA
Sat 9/28 ~ Ice Harbor Brewery ~ Kennewick, WA

Keep checking back. More dates added as booked.

See you soon! Gonna be a LARGE time!!!

Wanna know a secret? - March 17, 2013

Coyote Kings: Nasty Habits & Dirty Little Secrets

NASTY HABITS & DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS - March 10, 2013

Coyote Kings w/Mush's CD, NASTY HABITS & DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS, dropped March 9th at the second annual WALLA WALLA GUITAR FESTIVAL. It's already garnering critical acclaim and is currently in it's second week at #1 Blues album on the Roots Music Report's Washington State chart! You can get your very own copy at cdbaby.com/cd/coyotekingswmush

Our brand new album!

Stay tuned for our Spring/Summer Nasty Habits tour schedule.

We love you all and we'll see you soon for a LARGE time!

Coyote Kings w/Mush

NEW CKwM CD & 2013 WALLA WALLA GUITAR FESTIVAL - December 9, 2012

Tracking for the new Coyote Kings w/Mush CD, "Nasty Habits & Dirty Little Secrets," is almost finished & the projected release is March 8 & 9 2013, the weekend of...

The 2nd annual Coyote Kings Invitational WALLA WALLA GUITAR FESTIVAL!

http://wallawallaguitarfestival.com

2 days, 14 top Northwest Blues & Roots acts, 4 venues, all within 3 blocks in Beautiful Downtown Walla Walla! March 8 & 9, 2013.

17 hours of music!

Friday Festival Kick-off: 3/8/2013 8pm 
@ Sapolil Cellars
Billy Roy Danger & The Rectifiers
The Tommy Hogan Band
@ Walla Walla Elks
The Randy Oxford Band
Franky Joe Stiffler
Iguana Hat

Saturday Acoustic Showcase: 3/9/13 noon
@ Sapolil Cellars
The Pat Coast Trio
@ Vintage Cellars
The Dakota Brown Band

The Large Show: 3/9/13 2pm-7pm
@ Walla Walla Elks
Coyote Kings w/Mush Morgan
Bakin' Phat
Alice Stuart & The Formerlys

The Guitar Crawl: 3/9/13 8pm-midnight
@ Sapolil Cellars
The Randy Oxford Band
Pappa Frita & The Hot Mustard
@ VFW Post 992
Franco Paletta & The Stingers
The Tommy Hogan Band
@The Walla Walla Elks
Lisa Mann & Her Really Good Band
The Winston Barrett Project
@ Vintage Cellars (9pm)
Franky Joe Stiffler

All Star Jam: midnight-1:45
@ Sapolil Cellars
Hosted by Clint Carter & Curtis Johnson

Motel/Fest packages available. Tickets on sale now!

http://wallawallaguitarfestival.com

 

We wish you Happy Holidays (all of them). We love you all & we'll see you there!!!

 

                                  Coyote Kings w/Mush Morgan

CURTIS JOHNSON RETURNS! - December 8, 2012

LARGE news

Coyote Kings w/Mush are happy to announce that Curtis "Rocket" Johnson, founding member & original Coyote Kings' drummer/singer extraordinaire, has returned to the band! Welcome home, Curtis!

We'd also like to thank Emilio "Bev" Cabrales for doing a top notch job in Curtis' absence. Emilio is off to pursue other musical interests and we wish him all the best.

CKwM

COYOTE KINGS w/MUSH AUGUST 2012 NORTHWEST MINI-TOUR - July 25, 2012

Ok, kids, mark your calendars, August is a LARGE month!!! Announcing the...

COYOTE KINGS w/MUSH AUGUST 2012 NORTHWEST MINI-TOUR

Sat 8/4 DUFFS GARAGE ~ Portland, OR. w/Lisa Mann & Her Really Good Band

Sun 8/5 CBA SUMMER PICNIC ~ Portland, OR. w/Tess Barr, The Muddy Sons, Jesse Samsel, and The Hank Shreve Band.

Sat 8/11 SAPOLIL CELLARS ~ Walla Walla, WA.

Fri 8/17 BLUES & SEAFOOD FEST~ Ilwaco, WA. Festival openers followed by North Coast Blues & Special All Star Jam Guests

Sat 8/18 "AUGTOBEERFEST" brew fest @ RedLion ~ Pasco, WA. w/Gary Winston & The Real Deal & CC King

Sun 8/19 WA INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE state finals ~ Snohomish, WA

Fri 8/24 THOMAS O'NEIL CELLARS ~ Richland, WA

Sat 8/25 THE KNITTING FACTORY ~ Spokane, WA (With The Sidemen & Bakin' Phat. We have FREE tickets to this show for YOU. Just email us!)

Fri 8/31 MARCY'S BAR & LOUNGE ~ Walla Walla, WA

No matter what corner of the Northwest you live in, we'll be near you in August!

LARGE time indeed!!!

2012 COYOTE SEASON! - May 16, 2012

Summer is coming & Mush & the Yotes are looking forward to rockin' your town LARGE!!!

Presenting the Coyote Kings w/Mush Summer 2012 Tour Schedule (so far):

thu 5/03 Charles Smith Winery ~ Walla Walla, WA
fri 5/11 IBC WA Prelims Clover Island ~ Kennewick, WA
sat 5/12 Untapped Blues & Brews ~ Kennewick, WA
fri 5/18 M-F Supper Club ~ Milton-Freewater, OR
sat 5/19 Private Party ~ Dayton, WA
sat 6/02 Thomas O'Neil Cellars ~ Richland, WA
fri 6/15 Walla Faces ~ Walla Walla, WA
sat 6/23 Rockin' The Lowboy ~ Walla Walla, WA
sat 7/14 WW Sweet Onion Festival ~ Walla Walla
fri 7/20 Thomas O'Neil Cellars ~ Richland, WA
sun 7/22 1st & Main Downtown Walla Walla
fri 7/27 Walla Faces ~ Walla Walla, WA
sat 8/04 Duff's Garage ~ Portland, OR
sun 8/05 CBA Picnic ~ Portland, OR
sat 8/11 Sapolil Cellars ~ Walla Walla, WA
fri 8/17 Blues & Seafood Festival ~ Ilwaco, WA
sat 8/18 Red Lion Brew Festival ~ Pasco, WA
sun 8/19 IBC WA Finals ~ Snohomish, WA
fri 8/24 Thomas O'Neil Cellars ~ Richland, WA
sat 8/25 The Knitting Factory ~ Spokane, WA
fri 8/31 Marcy's Bar & Lounge ~ Walla Walla, WA
fri 9/14 Thomas O'Neil Cellars ~ Richland, WA
thurs 9/20 Charles Smith Wines ~ Walla Walla, WA

More dates added soon!

"MOVE" REVIEW from BLUES REVIEW! - December 22, 2011

Coyote Kings 

Move

Twin Lion/Hot Poop Records

BluesWax Rating: 9

  

Versatile, Solid, Sexy

The Coyote Kings, from the Pacific Northwest, is not a one-trick pony when it comes to creating and performing music. With soul and enthusiasm, they show off their versatility. The Coyote Kings consists of guitarist “Mondo Mike” Cook,  singer/songwriter/guitarist Robin Barrett, and  drummer Curtis “Rocket” JohnsonMove, their third release, also features outstanding vocalist Michelle “Mush” Morgan on seven tracks. This album offers a varied listening experience in that each song has its own unique sound, unlike blues albums from many other artists, where one may get the impression one is listening to the same song eleven times in a row.  

“Upside Down, Inside Out” is absolutely great. Cook plays guitar with ferocity and is no doubt among the best guitarists around. It just doesn‘t get any better than this. And when this track is done, there is not even time to cool off as “All Tangled Up” keeps the groove going with a strong, funky beat and Morgan’s sexy vocals. With a voice made special for the blues, she puts the “oomph” in this one. With a fiery naughtiness, she also adds a little sumpin’ sumpin’ to the track “Little Sumpmm Sumpmm’,” reminding me a bit of the spunky Sun recording artist Wanda Jackson.

The payoff on this album is a rocking sultry version of Smokey Robinson’s “Get Ready.” This is one tight cover, and the Coyote Kings make it their own, escorting the song into a new decade to become a party favorite for a new generation. This is solid album from start to finish, and I can’t wait to hear more from them.

Phillip Smith is a contributing writer at BluesWax.

(One slight correction: Robin played all of the guitar on Upside Down, Inside Out.)

You can find your very own copy of Move here: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/coyotekingswmushmorgan

WALLA WALLA GUITAR FESTIVAL!!! - December 3, 2011

We're throwing a party and you're invited! (This is LARGE!)

Winter is upon us, but we're already planning for Spring. Introducing...

The Coyote Kings Invitational WALLA WALLA GUITAR FESTIVAL!

On Saturday, Mar 17, 2012 Walla Walla becomes host to The Northwest's hottest bands! 12 bands, 5 venues all within 5 blocks, in beautiful downtown Walla Walla! Here's the line-up...


Here's the line-up:
...


Coyote Kings w/Mush ~ with special guest Kenny "Blue" Ray
Jimmy Lloyd Rea & The Switchmasters ~ feat: The Reverend Danny G
The Randy Oxford Band ~ feat: Rafael Tranquelino & Jho Blenis
Kevin Selfe & The Tornados
Sammy Eubanks
Junkyard Jane ~ feat: Billy Stoops
Vaughn Jensen
Laredo Drive ~ feat Joe Smart (national flat-picking champion)
Wasteland Kings
Gary Winston & The Real Deal
Philly KingB
Siol (pronounced: "sheel") Celtic band. Our tip o' the hat to St Paddy's day!

And the venues:

1pm-4pm Acoustic showcase @ Walla Faces
Laredo Drive
Wasteland Kings
Siol

4pm-8pm The LARGE show @ Walla Walla Elks Lodge
Jimmy Lloyd Rea & The Switchmasters
The Randy Oxford Band
Coyote Kings w/Mush Morgan

8pm-12am Multi venue “Guitar Crawl” @…
Sapolil Cellars
Kevin Selfe & The Tornados
Gary Winston & The Real Deal
Charles Smith Winery
Junkyard Jane
Philly KingB & Larry Lear
CrossRoads Steakhouse
Sammy Eubanks
The Vaughn Jensen Band

12AM-1:30AM All-Star Jam @ CrossRoads
Hosted by Vaughn Jensen

You can get your tickets here: http://ckwm.ticketbud.com/wwguitarfestival

COYOTE KINGS W/MUSH MORGAN BRAND NEW CD "MOVE" OUT NOW!!! - October 7, 2011

TA DAH!!! The long awaited third offering from the new and improved Coyote Kings (now w/Mush), "Move" is out now! It's so brand new that not all of the reviews are in, but here's what some have to say about it...

"They say third time's a charm & "Move," the third offering from Coyote Kings & first with Michelle "Mush" Morgan, is definitely charmed. That "Rockin' Blues & Bluesy Rock ~ Smokin' Hot!" band from Walla Walla has outdone themselves with this stunner. When you take the writing skills of Robin Barrett & Curtis Johnson, the solid playing of Rob, Curtis, Tim, & Mike & add Mush Morgan's amazing vocals to the mix, the result is downright world-class.
From the rollicking barrel-house groove of "Wanna Come Home," to the tough, driving, lustful moans of "Lil Sumpmm Sumpmm," to the ode to the weekend warrior "Think It's The Good Life," & the ultimate slide guitar propelled driving song, "Blacktop Never Stop," Barrett shows why he's regarded as one of the top Blues & Roots writers currently making music.
Curtis "Rocket" Johnson surprises us with his superbly soulful vocals and writing, in his two offerings, the straight-up power Blues "Upside Down Inside Out" & "Downtown." How can a song have a tough Texas groove and feel good, almost euphoric dreaminess at the same time? Not sure, but "Downtown" delivers this amazing quality. You'll wish it went on for hours. I think you'll agree that it's about time Mr Johnson "stepped out from behind the drums!"
And now Mush Morgan... Coyote Kings' "Queen of Blue-eyed Soul," Michelle "Mush" Morgan, shows her jaw-dropping vocal skills on seven songs on Move; The heart-wrenching melodrama "Only Love I Know," the funk-in-your-face come-on "All Tangled Up," her sultry infatuation on "Drive Me," and powerful singing on "Everything Changes," along with her fantastic cover of "Get Ready," are a the icing on the cake that is Coyote Kings w/Mush Morgan's "Move."
It's rare these days when every song on an album is great, but... every song on Move is... well... great! Gonna be hard to pick a favorite... they're all awesome." ~ anonymous

"The CD ROCKS! In fact the WWBS liked it so much we sent it to the International Blues Challenge for Best Self-Produced CD!" ~ Patty Keys, President, Walla Walla Blues Society.

"So, lucky me, I got a pre-release CD & it is THE BEST!!!!! I danced my ass off for an hour! Can't stop listening to this awesome CD. Curtis doin' Downtown is sexy, Mush singing All Tangled Up, Only Love I Know & Everything Changes...well, talk about HOT!!! Robin has done an amazing job writing & recording, Mondo Mike & Tim Dallas are at their best with guitars in hand. This CD sounds like they are LIVE in your house! I love you all and thank you so much for your fantastic music!" ~ S. Clarke, Our dear friend & super fan.

How 'bout THEM apples!

And here's where you'll find it: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/coyotekingswmushmorgan
Warning: If you listen to the samples we know you're gonna need one or five (Christmas presents...) for your very own. We'll do our best to keep them in stock.

Also...

This is for those of you within traveling distance of Walla Walla. The Coyote Kings w/Mush Move CD release party is scheduled for 9pm, Oct 15, at Sapolil Cellars, 15 E Main, Walla Walla, WA. Sapolil boasts great wine and food, a full bar, & the best party atmosphere this side of the Mississippi.

And as if the release of this monumental CD isn't enough, the syndicated travelogue show, Next Stop TV, will be there to film it!!! This is your chance to hear "Move" performed live, buy the CD, eat, drink, and be merry, AND... AND... maybe even be on TV!!!

Last but not least...

We want to invite you to join our group Coyote Kings' Big Fat Page on Facebook. It's a great big bunch of the coolest people on earth & we'd be even cooler if you're part of it!


Well that's it, probably more than enough for now... oh wait... one more thing...

We love you very much!!!

Coyote Kings w/Mush Morgan

2011 MID-SUMMER MELTDOWN - July 17, 2011

Hey all you Coyotes and Coyotettes,
WHEW! Summer 2011 has been been a great season so far for Coyote Kings w/Mush, with awesome opportunities to play for you, including Untapped Blues & Brews Fest, Sunbanks R&B Fest, Thunder On The Island in Kennewick, & Ritzville Blues Brews & Bar-B-Qs. We've been working feverishly on our forthcoming album "Move," AND we entered the preliminaries held at Untapped for the competition to be the WBS representatives at The International Blues Challenge in Memphis and... WE WON! (More on this below.) A great big shout goes out to all our friends we've had a chance to party with so far!
With a week off, we're catching our breath, writing this update, and getting ready to kick off the second (and even busier) half of the Summer. It starts with "The Boogie On the Mountain," July 30th up on Weston Mountain, OR, with our friends "The Tukanon Band" and "White City Lights!" Now that's gonna be a LARGE time!
In August we'll be hittin' the road to The Big Sky Blues Festival in Noxon MT, The Blues & Seafood Festival in Il Waco on the Washington coast, & The Taste of Music Festival in Snohomish, WA, & at Thomas O'Neil Cellars. At the TOM Fest we'll compete in the WA St finals for the chance to be sent to Memphis to the IBC! Inbetween we'll again be feverishly working on the new "Move" CD! Yes, we'll make a LARGE announcement when it's ready!
In September we're looking forward to The Annual Grape Stomping Festival at Basil Cellars & The Three Rivers Concert Series, both in Walla Walla, the "infamous" Sausage Festival in Richland, & the Downtown Walla Walla Summer Concert Series!
Please click on our "Shows" button for dates & more info.
So...
As you can see, we're having a LARGE Summer so far and an even LARGER one to come. Coyote Kings w/Mush hope to see YOU soon!

We love you very much!

CK/w M

UPWARD ONWARD IN 2011 - February 20, 2011

Hello Our Coyotes,

We know... long time no news. Ok it's been a long cold winter, but it's almost over & boy do we have BIG NEWS!!!

FIRST OFF, we're back in the studio recording a brand new CD! It's gonna be leaner, meaner, bigger, badder... just the way you like it. We've got great new songs (real smokers) and we're really excited to get them out to you. So far, so HOT!!! Look for a release later this Spring & don't worry, we'll let you know when it's coming!

ON THE LIVE FRONT, we're booking shows for 2011 and have some great ones already planned. To stay up to date, click the "Shows" button... over there... on your left... yep that one! Do it now & do it often... There are many more coming & we'll add them as they come in.
NOW HERE'S HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED: If you'd like to have Coyote Kings come play your town, please tell your favorite event or venue to give us a shout. We'll love you even MORE than we already do! It's easy, our contact info is right here on the site!

2011 looks to be a year full of LARGE times! We hope you love our new CD & that we get to come play for you. May your 2011 be as exciting as ours is shaping up to be!

We love you very much!

CK

HOT FUN IN THE SUMMERTIME WITH COYOTE KINGS! - July 13, 2010

Hey Everybody,

Whew! It's a hot time in the land of Coyote Kings! Been a while since we wrote, but that just means we have a LARGE amount of news for you...

First off, we want to thank Paul Carter for laying down the groove on bass with us. It was short but sweet. Best of luck with your new ventures. THANKS PAUL!

And now...
*Queue trumpets*

Coyote Kings are proud to announce our new bassist Don Sumpter. Donny is best known as the bass player and band leader for The Polecats, 3 time Muddy Award nominees and Pacific Northwest favorites. Donny ROCKS THE BASS and we're absolutely stoked to have him! The Kings are now bigger, badder, and bolder than ever. Welcome to the pack, Donny!

Now on to news highlights...

The summer started in May with an amazing day at The Untapped Blues & Brews Festival in Tri-Cities, WA. Great music, great micro brews, and GREAT PEOPLE... SO MUCH FUN! Dave Nichols knows how to throw a party and we had an absolute ball! Thanks Dave!

Last weekend was The Ritzville Rhythm & Blues Festival in Ritzville, WA. We played in The Pastime there and it was... how shall I put it... HOT & SWEATY and another great party with friends old and new. Steve McFadden is the man behind this great festival and he did an AMAZING job! GO STEVE!

And what will we be up to the second half of the summer? Well... here's our schedule through Sept...

Tagaris Winery, Richland WA ~ Aug 6, 7

Shooters, Joseph OR (Bronze Blues & Brews weekend) ~ Aug 14

Bluz At The Bend, Spokane WA ~ Aug 20, 21

Basel Cellars Grape Stomping Festival ~ Sept 4

Tagaris Winery ~ Sept 17, 18

Mt Rainer Blues Festival ~ Sept 25

Hope to see ya'll at one or all of our shows!

Last but certainly not least... It's time to start a new album! Be looking for a new CD from Coyote Kings in the Spring 2011. We'll keep you posted on it's progress.

We hope that you enjoy your summer and that we get to say hi to everybody soon!

We love you very much!

Rob, Mondo Mike, Curtis, Donny, & (our honorary "Coyote Queen") Mush
Coyote Kings!

P.S. We'd like to invite you to click the link below and be our friends on Facebook!

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=128285973853143&ref=ts#!/pages/Coyote-Kings/69237290268?ref=ts

Changes... Good Changes - January 18, 2010

Coyote Kings would like to say thanks and best of luck to our good friend, Tim Dallas, our bass player for the last 2 years. Best of luck with the new project!

We also want to welcome our new bass player and vocalist Paul Carter! Paul is one freakin' badass! Not only can he lay down the groove, but wait till ya hear him sing! Welcome to the pack, Paul!

2009... RECORDING... BOOKING! - November 3, 2009

Hey Everybody,

Just a few things...

2009 has been a great year... We played some great places this last season and met a lotta really fine folks, but as the saying goes, "it ain't over till it's over!" We still have some Rockin' Blues & Bluesy Rock mayhem to generate! Check out our schedule for some HOT, LOUD, NASTY, shows near you!

MORE NEW TUNES!

We're headed back into the studio for yes ANOTHER new CD! Can't help it... we just have too much good stuff to record.

And finally: We are now booking the 2010 season, so give us a shout and we'll give you a howl!!! Use the contact link... over there... yeah, that's the one... g'head CLICK IT!

BRAND NEW CD AVAILABLE ONLINE NOW! - August 15, 2009

Our brand new CD "COYOT KINGS' LARGE BAND EXTRAVAGANZA!" is available now!

CLICK HERE!
You gonna love it!

CK
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