Friday, March 22, 2019
Sunday Spotlight with Ted Drozdowski's Coyote Motel Band
The Bluebird Cafe
Sun, Mar 17 6:00 pm


The most recent album by Ted Drozdowski’s Scissormen, 2015’s Love & Life, was yet another leap forward for the band. It received a warm reception from press and radio, including a multi-page story on Ted in the December 2015 issue of Guitar Player magazine and extensive airplay on Sirius/XM and around the world. It also led to hundreds of live performances. Like the albums before it—the full-length documentary DVD and concert CD set BIG SHOES: Walking and Talking the Blues (which includes the entire Robert Mugge feature film of the same name starring Ted) and the ghostly, hypnotic sonic experience Luck in a Hurry—the cinematic Love & Life was a major evolutionary step for Ted and the band, blending the sound of Great America Roots Music’s past, present, and future, and enlisting the talent of such respected guests as the late soul powerhouse Mighty Sam McClain and the Grammy-nominated organist Paul Brown. So what’s next? Yet another drive toward new sounds and new song concepts with an album and a radical new approach that’s so daring it requires a new name: Coyote Motel. While any high-energy performance featuring Ted and his bandmates—longtime collaborator Sean Zywick on bass and textural sounds, and the dynamic, creative drummer Kyra Curenton—will take the deepest roots of America’s musical tradition and cast them in fresh ways, the early shows we’re playing as Coyote Motel are really a workshop for exciting, unpredictable music in this vein. They focus even more on improvisation and creating sounds not commonly heard in historic genres like Delta and hill country blues, old-school country, mountain songs, and the art of the songster. Let’s be blunt: This is a band with a unique sound and vision. It’s not for the faint-hearted, shortsighted, or genre-bound—and Ted and his musical friends wouldn’t have it any other way. Stay tuned for the next chapter of Ted’s Scissormen and Coyote Motel—both bands alive and well. Coyote's new album "Coyote Motel" will be out on January 25th, 2019. Nashville-based guitar daredevil, singer, songwriter, and producer creates a sonic and soulful 10-song set, funded by fans and featuring liner notes by Anthony DeCurtis. -by Michael Limnios Blues Network

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