Jupiter Coyote at Songbirds
Their sound has been labeled “mountain rock” — a mixture of Southern Appalachian boogie, bluegrass-infused funk-rock.
In the course of their 27- year history, Jupiter Coyote has played more than 5,000 shows, played festivals from coast to coast and shared the stage with The Allman Brothers Band, Dave Matthews, Widespread Panic, String Cheese, The Radiators and Kansas, just to name a few.
” Jupiter Coyote used to be one of the most popular bands to play Chattanooga through the ’ 90s and early 2000s,” says Mike Dougher, talent buyer for Songbirds Guitar Museum. “I’ve stayed in touch with Matt Mayes, the leader of the band, over the years. I noticed they had two soldout shows in Atlanta, so we had a discussion about them playing here.”
ter and Songbirds Coyote it so out for booked so one quickly, show, JupiDougher says a second show was added. Booking a band for two shows the same night is a first for Songbirds, although Dougher did that when he ran the former Rhythm and Brews.
“The only thing better than hearing JC again, is hearing them twice. They remain one of my all-time favorite bands. So many great songs,” he says.
And t he only t hing better than hearing them twice, is that audiences will probably hear two different shows. Unlike many touring bands, Jupiter Coyote rarely repeats a set from show to show.
Jupiter Coyote traces its roots to Brevard, N.C., where childhood friends Matthew Mayes (guitar, vocals) and John Felty (vocals, guitars) decided in 1990 to pursue a career in music.
The duo headed to Athens, Ga., where they joined forces with bassist Sanders Brightwell. Steve Trismen of Boulder, Colo. (vocals, fiddle) joined in 1999.
Lots of vocal harmony and clever songwriting set these guys apart from the rest of the jam band pack. The band’s eighth studio album is expected to be released this spring.
Jupiter Coyote’s show at Songbirds sold out so quickly that a second show was added later Saturday night — a first for the Southside venue.