Roots Rock?

Now, what is that saying?...oh! yeah!—“He has a heart as big as the great outdoors!”…that fits Devon to a tee…Devon Coyote that is:   Promoted as being a Roots Rock artist and group, Kelowna’s Devon Coyote should actually be identified in the new category of music: “Bloody Fantastic”.

Now, about the great outdoors saying—just one look at the group’s videos and one will see that Devon’s inspiration flows from our great outdoors, encompassing all of the layers of Mother Nature and then some.  The music is solid, rhythmic and soulful…and yes, Rootsy!  The group is a relative young ensemble, formed just a couple years back, however already they are roadworthy veterans and have recorded material that is available on the independent music scene. Currently the group is touring Eastern Canada, and making their way back home via a couple opening shows with George Thorogood and The Destroyers in Prince George and Kamloops on April 30th and May 1st-respectively.

I hope to catch up with Devon and the boys next week for a proper story on this hidden gem from Kelowna:


Veteran Rockers, “Uriah Heep” are about to unleash the next chapter in their storied musical career.  Can you imagine that these guys in one form or another have been producing magical music since the late ‘60’s!!  June will mark the group’s twenty-forth release…

“Outsider” is a powerful statement and one that will resonate for a long time coming.  Prepare yourself for the Magician’s Birthday showing up in your town-as “Uriah Heep” embark on a World Tour in July!





Upcoming Club/Concert Highlights:

The Blue Gator: (Wednesday Night Blues with Poppa Dawg-every Wednesday)    Zamboni Brothers:  Apr. 24th /Apr. 25th  & 26th 

Doc Willoughby’s Downtown Pub:   The Rockies & Deluge:  Apr. 25th 

O’Flannigan’s Pub: Papa Wheely: Apr. 25th 

Notable Concerts:  

Kelowna Community Theatre:    Johnny Clegg Band:  April 27th   

Konquer Motorcycles:  Loverboy:  May 31st 2014 

South Okanagan Events Centre (Penticton):     Kenny Rogers:   June 12th 

Funtastic: (Vernon)  Nazareth:   June 27th  

Prospera Place:  Heart:  June 28th 

Kenny Shields & Streetheart:   July 18th at Summer Stomp  (Sicamous)

  …if you have a musical story or news and would like me to write something… drop me a line at:  [email protected]  and let’s celebrate Kelowna’s rich and varied music community together!!.....

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We call him the Professor of Rock: With a career in music, television and media arts spanning 30 years, Atkinson knows music. He's traveled as a professional musician and he loves Rock 'N Roll. He is a music journalist who writes internationally for Frontier Records' Melodic Rock magazine and he owns FBA International a multifaceted management, consulting, promotional entity.

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