1. What is your stage/band name? Does it have a special meaning? Where does it come from? People Coyote stands for freedom of the natural order of things. It represents everything that was real and soviergn before the modern way of living took hold of us. There was a time when love and family were the primary focus' in ones life, when time spent with a sister or brother was of more value than time spent with one's new ipod. So in a,not so literal sense of the word, People coyote hints of people heading back to the wild. Another early meaning of the name represented a 'power to the people' type of induendo. Like the lyrics say in the People Coyote song 'War' ; 'The masses are walkin' down the street with a fearless leader', People Coyote also represents 'the people' taking a stand against corruption and the 'fear instilling' personalities of 'big business'. hence, People 'COYOTE' = People 'WILD'. This name was originally the title of a piece of writing talking about this concept of 'the people'. 2. How would you describe your music to people? (This is not a short answer. Discuss it. Please include information regarding genre/style/lyrics/etc) People Coyote is a father/son started acoustic based project with rock,blues overtones and hints of jazz and country while touching on roots of americana. Modern touches of a son and ageless influences of a father. Two wonderfuly different writing styles that mesh together to form a post modern, politically influenced,emotionally charged rythem, with everday life's ups and downs of everyday people.The lyrics reflect on all of this and it dosen't end there. It's always ongoing. We are always learning and listening for new sounds that will drive us to create more and to take the listener to new heights of knowledge of the world around. We bring light to the dark side of issues of world affairs in the relationship of two distant lovers longing for touch and love. 3. Where are you from? Where do you live? What is your musical history? 'People Coyote is from NJ. We live in Wall township and Jackson. We also record in both of these places. My father has a lifetime of musical, artistic foundations never straying too far away from his musical roots. Playing saxophone at an early age led him to other instruments like drums and piano finally settling down on guitar and vocals. I remember at an early age, sitting on the basement stairs, watching as 'The Graham Band' would perform. I, on the other hand have always been an artist making clay figures, drawing in all medias and acting out the parts of tv show / movie characters. It wasn't untill recently, that i started focusing more on musical aspirations.' (Ken, aka Thatch) 4. Have you recorded any CDs/albums? EP's? (Which studios? Who produced them? Please provide dates/names of albums and/or popular tracks People Coyote has recorded a CD in 2007 and 2008.The full length album features ten original songs all written by Dave and Ken (thatch).The album, titled ; 'Life Dance' is the first of many albums planned from this dynamic duo. Dave and Thatch decided at one point that they wanted to find a local studio nearby where they could just record a couple songs together back in 2006.They've always wanted to collaborate and thought it would be something they could look back on and treasure.Dan Shumann,from Jackson,NJ records,mixes, and masters from his Lion's Den studio.He recorded the duo. Little did Dave and Thatch know, that Dan had some extensive musical credentials and it wasn't long before the three of them were collaborating on not only the couple of songs, but a dozen. Even though the songs are written by Dave and Thatch, Dan has provided the duo with many instrumental and vocal add ons for the debut album including just about all drum performances. Favorite tracks include the title song 'Life Dance' (A New Music Weekly Nominie for AC/HOT AC Best new group/duo peformance.) the Acoustic song 'Aurora'. 'Emotional, short and to the point, Aurora just seemed to almost flow with ease during the writing process. 'Stone Cottage' was a country knockout for us when we heard the pedal steel guitar that Marc Muller added. Marc, Who toured for years with Country, Pop Icon Shania Twain, gave 'Stone Cottage' just the touch it needed for radio born catchiness.' Lastly,'New Year' holds a place in almost everyones heart who ever had the feeling like life has more in store for them and that every day is a new chance to be heard and make their mark on the world. 'New Year' was written, performed, and mixed in the basement of Thatch and Dave's home and featured Thatch's sis on backup vocals. As the lyrics impose, ' So it's a new year,... and what are you gonna do.. to save the world,' 'New Year' is an inspiring song to listen to all year round, Not just on the new year. The song rings out with the positivety and hopefull magnitude of a classic John Lennon number. 5. Major influences that can be heard through your music You can definetly hear blues and classic rock roots in People Coyote's sound as well as Americana and jazz. It's Quite impressive how they seem to roll all of this into a mainstream/pop fusion. Infuences include; The Beatles, Roy Orbinson, Johnny Cash, Jackson Browne, John Lennon, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Link Wray,Almann Brothers Band, Tal Farlow, BB King, Jeff Buckley, Pearl Jam, Neal Young, Counting Crows, Jon Lee Hooker, Grand Funk Railroad, Bob Dylan, The Wallflowers, Matchbox twenty, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and Shania Twain. 6. How do your lyrics/music reflect the overall message you want to get across to your fans? People Coyote's music/lyrics reflect trying times and the best of times, Love and times of war, all while seeing a silver lining to everything that life throws at us. We can choose our attitude and how we react to life's many challenges. There can be an era of sadness, but when that sadness is washed away we appreciate the happiness we feel even more. People Coyote try to convey a raw, classic sound while lyrically painting a mental picture that everyone can relate to. 7. Are there any particular songs/albums that are especially important to you/your band. Why? 'The Title track 'Life Dance' is important to us because it recieved so much attention from regular folk as well as radio promoters.Life dance made it's way to the top of independent charts and we believe it has the potential to reach the masses.' ' Life Dance', in the fall of 2007, was nominated by New Music Weekly for AC/ Hot AC Best new Group/duo performance. The Band vacationed for a week in Hollywood to attend the awards ceremony at the Avalon theatre. 'Even though we didn't steal the award for that category, we are honered that something as small as a father and son writing acoustic numbers with eachother could amount to something so monumental.(at least to us). 8. Any big upcoming events or shows, CD Release parties etc...? (Please provide location/date/time) People Coyote is currently in the studio and is finetuning their sound while rehearsing for upcoming shows. 9. What live performance experience have you had? (Any industry showcases?) People Coyote has performed at Six Flags Great Adventure and some local venues in their home town. We look foward to extensive touring in the near future. 10. Quick Facts. Please list anything noteworthy that you or your band has accomplished in the music biz. Major gigs, festivals, licensing deals, label recognition, radio play, record sales, etc... Nominated for AC/Hot AC best new group/duo with New Music Weekly Has recieved radio play from stations large and small, digital, satelite, and local college. Fm, AM. power 104.3 KIXR FM to name one,who have over two million listeners! Made it to the top of New Music Weekly's charts and Independent music network's charts Campaigned with Paul Loggins and Larry Weir of Loggin's promotion, and Debbie fee Of Independent Music Network, as well as Bill Wence Of Bill Wence promotions. 14. What are your immediate music career goals? (In the next 5 years.) People Coyote is focusing on preparing their live performance. People Coyote and Butterfly Suicide are Working in the studio on some new songs. In the next 5 years we should have one if not 2 more albums completed. Toured with Live Nation and had some liscencing deals under our belt. We continue to grow and be inspired by all around us. That will show in our music and in all that we do. 15. What are your long-term career goals? People Coyote would like to play to a larger audience such as giants stadium or Madison square garden. We would hope to be recognized by a label that sees our potential and will work with us on our hopes and dreams. We would love to play to the new year Times square crowd one of these years. People Coyote is not a one hit wonder or a flavor of the week band. We are animals when it comes to songwriting and our creativity dosen't seem to be fizzleing out any time soon. We hope to someday be remembered as a classic band who made great songs! 16. Plug your music. Where can the masses purchase your disk and downloads? People Coyote's album 'Life Dance' is available in digital stores worldwide including: ITUNES, RHAPSODY,AMAZON.COM, NAPSTER, AND LALA.COM. You can soon purchase a physical copy of the CD on CD BABY. 17. Message to the fans? Expect the unexpected and keep checking in to watch the evolution. We have much to give and we appreciate all that you, the fans, have given us and in all the ways you show your support. We make music because it is our life and we hope you can continue to be a part of this journey.