Music in the Park Wednesday Night with Coyote Hill
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Coyote Hill, a band of musicians from California’s Mother Lode, creates some of the most wonderful rootsy sounds that blend Jazz, Folk, Blues, Bluegrass and Brazilian beats to create fun, festival-style music.
Richard Sholer started the band 10 years ago with his original Americana-style songwriting coupled with bluegrass guitar. He’s a songwriter who plays guitar, dobro, and mandolin. He is known locally as a sound engineer and a highly skilled luthier who builds his own guitars and does instrument repairs.
His band mates are kindred souls, starting with Bob Lehmann on drums. Lehmann, a sought after drummer, is known for his solid and diverse styles. He has played for many years in well-known Jazz, Rock, Swing and Blues bands.
Steve McArthur is lead vocalist and keyboard player. McArthur and Sholer had a band years ago called Springfield Crossing that recorded two albums, played on the radio, and at music festivals throughout Northern California. You may have seen them at Strawberry Music Festival! McArthur adds his powerful, rich voice to cover songs by Van Morrison, Lou Reed, Greg Allman and the like.
Keith Evans is a masterful guitar, banjo and mandolin player, and a music teacher. He plays banjo tunes in the style of Bela Fleck, Allison Brown, Tony Trishka, and the like. Evans brings world music to the band, adding the festive beats of Brazilian mambo, samba, and bossa nova. You will not be able to resist dancing to his steady forward rhythms that push the band to reach new heights.
Stan Emmons plays bass and guitar and sings backup. Emmons is a guitar player first, but he does a great job as the bass player for the band. With his years of experience with Country, Rock, Bluegrass and Old-Time bands, he adds an important ingredient to the mix.
Rick Barlow is the fabulous fiddle player in the band. Rick has studied Old-Time, Bluegrass, Western swing and Gypsy Jazz styles. He is a most sought-after musician; he is The Fiddle Player who can play a hoedown, jig, or reel, or he can lay back and add a beautiful string orchestra sound for the more delicate songs.
As you can see, these guys individually have diverse backgrounds and when they weave it all together, it’s like a magical musical adventure. It’s Americana music with a twist of Brazilian beats. Bring your dancing shoes and howl at the moon or you can just sit back and enjoy the ride.
The community club will be selling brownies and ice cream., and for those who need to wet their whistles while they dance, Margaritas, beer, wine, and soda.
Music in the Parks was a great success this year, despite it being such a warm summer. We really appreciate our sponsors and want to give them a shout out, as well as thank everyone who has been so generous at the Music in the Parks Concerts.
Without the support of our sponsors, patrons, and members, we could not do what we do. Please help us thank them by shopping locally!We’d like to give special thanks to:
Dignity Health-Mark Twain Medical Center
Brice Station Vineyards
Susan Hibbs, Attorney at Law
Share the party!
Post your pictures and videos at Music in the Parks with the hashtag