Coyote Slim is a modern songster, who plays traditional blues and old-time folk songs often interjected with humorous stories and verses drawn from his own experiences working in the outdoors in California's mountains, woods, and urban jungles.

He has performed at several festivals, recorded at BigTone studios, and on his own expense produced several shows in California showcasing other blues talent (Alabama Mike, Aki Kumar, Big Jon Atkinson), and private parties featuring local Sonoma county talent (Stella Heath, Sally Haggard) endeavors he hopes to continue as finances allow.

In 2012, Coyote Slim first applied the phrase "California Delta Blues" to the music he had been performing since the late 1990s.  This African American musical tradition first brought to the farmlands and shipyards of Stockton, Richmond, and Los Angeles primarily by migrants from Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi.  Recently he has begun to expand his musicianship and incorporate folk and country western music in his repertoire. 

 

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In addition to numerous farmers markets, BBQ joints, and other small venues, Coyote Slim has played at the following festivals:

Coahoma-Sonoma Blues Festival 2012 (Petaluma, CA)

North Bay Hootenanny 2013 and 2014 (Santa Rosa, CA)

 

Rivertown Revival 2013 (Petaluma, CA)

 

MusikFest 2015 (Bethlehem, PA)

 

Vintage Vibe Festival 2017 (Palm Springs, CA)

 

Contemporary Native Arts Festival 2019 (Prescott, AZ)