Band of Coyotes

  • Genre
  • Rock
  • Awards and Nominations
    • SAMMIES 2019 Nominee★ New Artist ★
    • SAMMIES 2019 Nominee★ Rock ★
  • Musicians
    • Graham Carter — drums, vocals
    • Mason Durst — guitar, keys, vocals
    • Mike Schotter — bass
    • Samantha Henson — guitar, mandolin, vocals
    • Steven Morkert — lead guitar, vocals
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Q & A

All-time favorite song?

02.04.19

Winner Takes it All by ABBA or "Kissed by a Rose" by Seal.

How do you describe your music to people?

02.04.19

Business Casual eating mac 'n' cheese in the summertime.

Tell us about how the band formed.

02.04.19

After drinking whiskey at Old Ironsides one night, we all realized our deep love for “Kissed by a Rose” (Seal). From then on, the deal was sealed.

Tell us about your best gig in Sac.

02.04.19

We played a private event at Shine last summer for our buddy Marty “SoCal.” It was for his five-year anniversary celebrating his move to Sacramento.

Tell us about your worst gig.

02.04.19

Last night. We started after midnight, our drummer forgot his cymbals, our guitarist’s pedal board broke and we were out of town.

What artist or band are you a little embarrassed to love, and why?

02.04.19

Winner Takes it All by ABBA or "Kissed by a Rose" by Seal.

What's next for the band?

02.04.19

We are playing a four-hour gig at the Raley Field Brewfest in May!

What's the story behind the band name?

02.04.19

We met at Old Ironsides after moving to Sacramento from all over the country. We eventually started playing together, and our friend called us a “Band of Coyotes.”

What's your favorite local artist/group?

02.04.19

Animals in the Attic, Nate Curry, The New Crowns, Roa Brothers, Occupy the Trees, Heather Evans/Marco Robledo, The Herald, Island of Black and White, Roa Brothers Band, Occupy the Trees, The Stoneberries, The Knights of the Soundtable.

Who are your biggest influences?

02.04.19

Steely Dan, Mac DeMarco, Joe Dart (Vulfpeck), The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Bobcat Goldthwait.

Who first inspired you to play music?

02.04.19

We met a guy who used to date Joni Mitchell. Here we are.

Words to live by?

02.04.19

The wise words of Mike Schotter: “Nothing is ever achieved by one person that’s only achieved by a team.”

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