July 19th “Thank You MTA” party!







Thank You MTA!

Coyote Love has the pleasure of playing at the “Thank You MTA!” Event at McGoo’s Pub on Sat July 19th.

We’d like to help the good people of Mr. McGoo’s Pub take an evening to thank the employees of the MTA for driving, fixing, cleaning, and maintaining greater NYC’s 24 hour transportation system, day and night, 365 days of the year!

So bring your MTA uniform and/or ID and get $3 drinks and $5 Frozen Drinks all night long!

Music Coyote Love and Special Guest, “Mike D”

July 19th 8pm-1am


5602 Broadway at 232nd St.



New Doc, New Song, New York we love you!



Yes we said it. It’s done. Paperwork is being processed and the song just needs mastering (which takes one more session of cleaning up our mess with over 100 tracks on this beaaatch). Jonathan and Hank may attempt to master this on our own, if certain a certain gift of a 15 ips reel to reel, in maintained mint condition actually gets gifted to us as promised. We’ll see. If not, we got a guy.

You wanna hear it? Well why the fuck not? We took so long you deserve to hear it as soon as possible!   We are temporarily streaming it as an exclusive for you at our Reverbnation site.


Happy to report the successful completion of our second “’Music Every Day’ Educational Project” documentary. It is up on Youtube for the whole world to see. This was the project we completed with 8th grade kids up in Roxbury, NY last November. Watching the doc brings back happy memories of hard work and good-natured humans coming together to share it. Hope you like it!



  • Wed 6/25 at 9pm we continue our amazing acoustic series at Inwood Local! Free music, great vibes, cheap great food, amazing beer and wine.
  • Sat 6/28 SNUG HARBOR!!!!! We absolutely LOVE “Snug’s” on Main St. in New Paltz New York. We play late and we rock the fuck out till almost dawn every time. Fun stuff man. If you are around, please come. Showtime roughly 10pm


Team Coyote





The RAW Experience, by Rachel

Last Friday’s gig at the RAW Artists Showcase was one of those nights that you remember why you pour blood, sweat and tears into your art for the other 364 days of the year. We got to mingle and meet other musicians, fine artists, special effects makeup artists, photographers and dancers, and all support each other in showcasing what we do best. It’s everything Hank and I want to do with our music and our passion – smash it on stage and help other artists do the same while we’re at it.

For the past few days, several friends had been asking me ‘are you excited?’ and the most I could muster was a ‘yeah, sure’. To be honest, I was more stressed than anything else. We’d lost our primary guitarist to a world tour a couple of weeks beforehand (can’t really compete with that) and were subbing back in our guitarist friend, Sean Chris, with only two rehearsals. We had to set up merch. We had to do a video interview and get photos taken. Our band had to get there by 6pm so we could sound check. At some point, I was hoping to warm up my voice and my saxophone so I didn’t croak or squeak in the middle of a song, and get dinner too. Being excited wasn’t really allowed within the schedule.

Photo, Jane Stein

However, walking into the Cutting Room and seeing the epic guitar light fixture on the ceiling, and the huge stage with the RAW logo behind it, I got excited. All the details would work themselves out, and we’ve been doing this indie band thing for long enough to be able to roll with the punches when things (inevitably) go wrong. Such as the drummer getting stuck on the way to the gig and not arriving until 7:30pm, losing us our sound check. Whoops.

Hank and I arrived at 4pm, having legged it out of work early to be there for the band’s ‘official’ call time for video interviews, photo shoots and the venue walk through. Doing my makeup in the office bathroom before I left was an amusing experience – all my coworkers and bosses are very supportive of my career, but putting on a bright blue sequinned tank top and all the eyeshadow my lids could take at 2pm was a surreal feeling. Once we were there, everything went smoothly (other than the lack of sound check, but hey – this ain’t our first rodeo) and we even had time to mingle with the lovely friends and Coyote fans who had turned up, dressed to the nines, for this special night.

Before we knew it, our turn was up. The great thing – no, the best thing – about being a performer is that when you get on stage, or in front of the camera, you have to let everything else go. To be fully present in the moment of performance is what makes a show exciting for the audience and for you, and for that brief period of time, nothing else matters. It’s something I am striving to do in every moment of my life, but for now, I know I can find that feeling on stage.

Rachel Rocks
Photo, Jane Stein

The set was a brief 20 minutes, but it felt like we truly made our mark in that time. The audience were loving the fast-paced, bluesy opening number (Bettin’ Dirty Water) followed up by our classic rock tune Carefree Livin’. As always, alto sax genius Sergio killed it on the solos (and won the award for best shirt), and having Sean Chris back on lead guitar was awesome.

Photo, Jane Stein

We then turned up the intensity, but turned the tempo waaay down with our blues track Please Let Me Know. It was a risky move, perhaps, to change it up so drastically in the middle of a short set, but our drummer Yahoteh and bassist Darren absolutely nailed the tempo and the vibe, so we never lost energy. We rounded out the set with our anthem, Music Every Day, and our amazing trumpet player Richie literally blew us away with his virtuoso solo to finish the song.

Band in full swing at Cutting Room
Photo, Jane Stein

Thanks to everyone who came out and supported us that night, especially Spencer Morin and Sarah Engelke for killing it on the merch table, and Jane Stein for the rockin’ photos. All the staff and crew at RAW Artists were a delight to work with, especially the sound engineer who worked wonders so we could hear and be heard, and the show director Faith Verrill, who ran the night with a level of calm organization that was impressive to experience. We’re psyched to keep collaborating with RAW Artists, so look out for exciting announcements in the future of the next city we’ll be coming to!


I agree 100% w Rachel.  It was a lot of amazing people that came together to make the show happen.  The same goes for the event and everyone connected with it.  And yeah, like Rach,  I was way to stressed to be excited…until we dropped the first note.  Then we were in the groove that we work so hard to be in “effortlessley”.  But the truth is, those moments where we are up there doing what we do best, are why we do this.  There is truly, nothing like it. – Hank


Coyote Love plays The Cutting Room with RAW

We are stoked to have the band chosen to represent New York’s

hottest upcoming talent at the RAW, Natural Born Artist Series “Spectrum” Event,

at the Cutting Room 7:30pm on Friday Eve, April 25th.

April 25th at 8pm

April 25th at 8pm

Coyote Love RAW-Spectrum Event

Get dressed up for this “COCKTAIL ATTIRE” event at NYC’s premier live music venue “The Cutting Room”.  The evening is like a 3-Ring Circus of new talent, featuring Music, Dance, Fashion, Art, Performance Art, and even hair stylists, from all under one roof for a night of multimedia excitement.  If you have never been to the Cutting Room, it’s a truly great venue!  We are playing with the full horn section, Yahoteh on Drums, and Darren Lipper on Bass; both of whom will be singing backup, so you know it’ll be a blast!  Here’s the ticket link. http://www.rawartists.org/newyork/spectrum/?artist=23806

Remember “COCKTAIL ATTIRE REQUIRED” so iron that shirt, polish those shoes, put on that slinky dress, and do what you do when you that thing you do. Howwwooooooo!

The Uptown Shows

We are keeping it close to home and playing

UPTOWN for the next few months, while we develop

new admin systems and finish our new material.
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With love,
Team Coyote

Coyote Love “Blame It” video hits youtube!

Yes it’s true. After much hype, our cover of “Blame It” finally hit youtube. HOWL!

Director, DP: Atom Fellows
Costume: Karen Flood
On-set photography: Jane Stein
Shot at Double Down Saloon in NY

Hank Coyote Wagner – vocals
Rachel Grundy – vocals
Sergio Bustamante – Alto Sax
Darren Lipper – Bass
Tobias Gebb – Drums
and featuring Mike D – Lead Guitar/Clown/Man in Kilt/Rabbi/Priest/Mexican/fireman/50′s motorcycle rebel/etc etc etc

Brendan Turk as “Rockstar/’Turk”
Sarah Engelke as flyer Girl
Coreen McCarthy as the connected bar-tender
Bob Laine as Turk’s Chauffeur

Nicole Lee Aiossa
Lenny Wright
Paul Murillo
Amy Sherman
Amy Overman Plowman
Catherine McNellis
Ari Shegal
Ruthie Turk
Chris Cook
Jon Epstein
Emily Klein Epstein
Jeff Nash



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Local Outreach Organizations Come Together To Support Arts-in-Education in Roxbury

NYC-based band Coyote Love has announced that it will lead a ‘Music Every Day Educational Project’ at Roxbury Central School this month to honor the legacy of DJ and local music booster Terry Doyle, who died in February.

The late, great Terry Doyle, indie music champion

The late, great Terry Doyle, indie music champion

“The project brings our philosophy of personal growth through creativity into the schools. The kids take an existing song (“Music Every Day”) and re-write the verses based on themes they discover through text analysis,” says bandleader Hank Coyote Wagner. “Then, their peers perform the music on stage, with members of Coyote Love. It’s a blast!”

The project runs from Nov 13-15th, and concludes with a performance at the school on the afternoon of Nov 26th.

Wagner, who has strong family ties to Delaware County, teamed up, last May, with local educational support group, Greater Roxbury Learning Initiative Corporation (GRLIC) and Creating Rural Opportunities Partnership (CROP), to donate a small version of the project to the school. The program honored of the work and spirit of Mr. Doyle, who championed local and independent musicians by spinning their work on his WIOX radio show, ‘Crackle’, and attending countless gigs throughout the region.

Music Every Day (pilot) Rehearsal at Roxbury Central School

Music Every Day (pilot) Rehearsal at Roxbury Central School

“Terry was the first DJ to spin our music on the radio,” says Wagner. “He was the first to have us play live on air as well. We practically owe our local following to him.

The small-scale project that Coyote Love donated last spring was so well received by students and staff alike that Mr. Wagner and GRLIC were strongly encouraged to team-up again, and to apply for a State-funded grant facilitated by Roxbury Arts Group. Now, with funding enough to work with over 40 students and their teachers, the indie rock band will stage a full-scale, student-driven performance on the 26th of this month, with members of Coyote Love playing alongside the students. “We are doing something that we think Terry would have approved of.” Says Hank Coyote, “And to us, that’s a great guiding principle.”

ABOUT COYOTE LOVE and “THE ‘MUSIC EVERY DAY’ EDUCATIONAL PROJECT”: Coyote Love is the brainchild of Hank Coyote Wagner, performer and master teaching artist. Both through their unique approach to indie music and through their educational programs, Coyote Love seeks to use the power of music to bring self-empowerment, critical thinking, and inspiration to everyone that needs it. www.coyotelovemusic.com

The ‘Music Every Day’ Educational Project is a music, and language-arts education residency offered by veteran Teaching Artist, Hank Coyote Wagner and Coyote Love Entertainment, LLC. The project seeks to create community by allowing students across the world to write, perform, and share their own lyrics to one song, “Music Every Day.”

Coyote Love's Hank and Rachel will be spending three days in Roxbury, NY working with the students in Language-Arts, Band, and Chorus.

Coyote Love’s Hank and Rachel will be spending three days in Roxbury, NY working with the students in Language-Arts, Band, and Chorus.


If you’d like more information please contact Hank Coyote Wagner by email, coyotelove@verizon.net, or phone, 917-796-4767.

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One Love,

Hank Coyote Wagner