Coyote Slim's Story
A modern "rambling bluesman," who in
2013 coined the phrase "California Delta
blues" to describe his style of music,
Coyote Slim has entertained the
Sonoma-Cohoma Blues Festival at
Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma, CA and at
festivals like Musikfest in Bethlehem, PA.
A resident of Sonoma County, CA, he has
gigged extensively at farmer's markets,
house-parties, small clubs, benefits, 49s,
and speakeasies throughout California, AZ,
and even in Mexico. There is rarely a week
that goes by in which Coyote Slim does not
have at least one gig, entertaining crowds
of 30 to 150 people or more. A successful
musician, Coyote Slim is also a forester
who has worked in urban and utility
forestry throughout California, as well as
Arizona and Utah.
The "California Delta Blues" are a living
blues form, first brought to the farmlands
and shipyards of Stockton, Richmond, and
Los Angeles by migrants from Texas and
Mississippi. Coyote Slim's music is the
direct descendant of the music of Stockton
resident Mercy Dee Walton (who penned
many a blues hit later covered by notables
like Buddy Guy and James Cotton),
Oakland's KC Douglas, and other Bay Area
residents like John Lee Hooker and Lowell
Fulsom. Coyote Slim draws from the rich
tradition of American music that entertains
people of all ages.
Contact and booking
Coyote Slim howling at JJ's
Blues on May 22 2008. Photo
by Doug Herrick. See videos of
this performance on youtube!
Coyote Slim at the Caffe Frascati Open Mic, March 2011.
Photo by Damian Kelly.
Photo by Lilia Schwartz
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Coyote Slim at Bobby G's Pizzeria in Berkeley, CA,
Nov 9th 2013. Photo by Doug Herrick.
Coyote Slim at the West End Farmer's Market in Santa
Rosa, CA, April 27 2014, photo by Brian Howlett.