“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, playing board games, arguing, making dinners, meeting each other’s parents, seeing romances begin and end, 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 has shifted from their singer-songwriter roots that you can hear on previous recordings to louder, more experimental sounds that are showcased on their latest release. 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.
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