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
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!!.....