"Coyotes burn with confidence. Duz Mancini’s twangy vocals give credence to the band’s alt-country, Americana milieu. Incidentally, the band began life as a Los Angeles-based outfit before settling home in the New Orleans indie rock scene. Considering their brand of music, here’s betting they were more than welcome.”
“Despite New Orleans’ predominate jazz, blues and brass band traditions, there exists an emerging market for diverse genres and burgeoning acts such as Coyotes.”
“On stage Coyotes puts on a rousing show, but behind the scenes Mancini is meticulous, producing the band's music, revisiting songs again and again.”
-My Spilt Milk
Coyotes has shared stages with acts such as Gary Clark Jr., Violent Femmes, Dawes, Delta Spirit, The Whigs, Trombone Shorty, The Plain White T’s, Galactic, Houndmouth, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Hurry for the Riff Raff and others at venues across the country. In New Orleans, they’ve become regulars at famed local spots like One Eyed Jacks, House of Blues, Joy Theater, Howlin’ Wolf, and the legendary Tipitina’s.
The country rock band has appeared at major festivals across the South, including Voodoo Festival, Road to Hangout Festival, BUKU Music & Arts Festival, SXSW, French Quarter Festival, and most recently the 2015 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
Coyotes has been recognized on a local and national basis, with reviews and features appearing in publications such as American Songwriter, Americana Music Magazine, New Orleans’ Time-Picayune, Off Beat Magazine, and Paste Magazine, who included the group as one of their “12 Bands to Watch in Louisiana.” Most recently, Coyotes performed live on the historic WWOZ radio station in New Orleans.
Up to this point, Coyotes has released three EPs, and is currently in the process of recording their fourth. For the upcoming album, a self-produced full-length entitled Crystal Canyons, Coyotes have set up shop at The Parlor, a studio in New Orleans.
Vocals, Guitar / Duz Mancini
Bass / Morgan Carson
Drums / Chris Littlejohn
Guitar / Jake McGregor
Pedal Steel / Derek Duplessis