"The cool earnestness of Fox & Coyote makes them immediately relatable despite their more avant garde elements. As singer Ryan Evans’ voice saws through a melody and anxiety-inducing alarms reach from the background, the simple honesty of the songwriting keeps you grounded. When Evans sings, 'God I want you' on In Sunlight, suddenly, there is no more relevant truth in the world." -Jerard Fagerberg, City Pages
“The cool earnestness of Fox & Coyote makes them immediately relatable despite their more avant garde elements.” – City Pages
Fox & Coyote sometimes feels like a marriage. From the get-go, Ryan Evans and Jonathan Harms – the band’s songwriters – sensed a creative energy between them. Audiences felt it, too, often saying there was “something special” when the two performed as a duo. The two songwriters first played together almost 10 years ago – Ryan on guitar and Jonathan on banjo. They not only make music together, they have done their early and mid-20s together – road tripping, laughing, playing board games, arguing, making dinners, meeting each other’s parents, being there for each other during good times and bad times, and sometimes even writing songs about each other. And, through it all, they’ve made music, getting together at least once a week to hash out new songs.
It wasn’t long before Fox & Coyote’s musical ideas needed more than a guitar, banjo, and two voices. The group is shifting from their singer-songwriter roots to louder, more experimental sounds. In addition to Ryan (lead vocals, guitar) and Jonathan (lead vocals, banjo, keys), Fox & Coyote is Katherine Canon (cello, vocals), Grant Gordon (upright bass, electric bass), and Kenny Befus (drums). Ryan and Jonathan act as co-directors, pushing their five-piece group beyond what you’d expect from what started as a guitar-banjo songwriting duo. The band offers “soaring and haunting” melodies (KAXE Northern Community Radio), “vivid stories” (89.3 The Current), and songs with “warmth and pulse” (City Pages). Fox & Coyote is excited as hell for the music they’ll make next.
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