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Jupiter Coyote is an artist based in the United States. In the course of their 32-year history, Jupiter Coyote has played over five thousand shows, traveled everywhere, and done just about everything a touring band can do.

This innovative group has independently sold close to a million CDs, tens of thousands of downloads, and who knows how many bootlegs they cut loose to fans for free. Jupiter Coyote is the brand name and a pioneering cornerstone in the jam band scene.

They have been called the new twist in southern rock and they deliver it with a relaxed, worldly view. Their sound has been labeled “Mountain Rock” — a mixture of Southern Appalachian boogie, bluegrass-infused, funk-rock.


Jupiter Coyote plays it the way they feel it — with little regard as to where they fall between the cracks of what is considered trendy and fashionable. A band prolific in its writing, skilled in its musicianship, and congenial in its nature, they remain the prototype of the truly independent band.

The prolific Jupiter Coyote. Joker 1.5 is a nostalgic walk down memory lane and back to Hilton Head Island, SC in the early 90s when up and coming bands like Widespread Panic, Allgood Music Company, Hootie & The Blowfish, Edwin McCain, and many others were regulars at the island's hot spot, The Old Post Office.

They handle all business in-house and own their own record label, which is distributed internationally through Red Eye Worldwide. Jupiter Coyote has shared the stage with The Allman Brothers Band, Dave Matthews, Widespread Panic, String Cheese, The Radiators, and Skynyrd just to name a few.

They have played large festivals from coast to coast, including High Sierra Music Fest in California, Charlotte’s Center City Fest, Atlanta’s Mid-Town, Birmingham’s City Stages, Asheville’s Bele Chere, and The Magnolia Fest in Live Oak, Fla.

The group traces its roots to Brevard, N.C., where childhood friends Matthew Mayes (guitar, guijo, vocals) and John Felty (vocals, guitars) decided in 1988 to pursue a career in music. The duo headed to Macon, Ga., where they joined forces with drummer Gene Bass and bassist Sanders Brightwell.

Steve Trismen (vocals, fiddle) joined the fold in 1999. A native of Boulder, Colo., Trismen’s playing melded neatly into the band’s sound and gave Coyote a new on-stage dynamic. Noel Felty took over for Bass on drums in 2001.


Most recently, long-time Jupiter Coyote sidekick John Meyer was added on lead guitar. Meyer is also the person who came up with the name Jupiter Coyote back when the band was first starting in Macon, Ga.

There is no band that really sounds like Jupiter Coyote. They have a guijo (banjo neck, Stratocaster body) an incredible fiddle player, and two fantastic slide guitar players. On top of that the band is currently touring with two drummers; Noel Felty and Gene Bass.

Lots of vocal harmonies and clever songwriting set these guys apart from the rest of the banal, jam band pack. Currently, Jupiter Coyote is touring and releasing singles on all major digital platforms every five weeks.

Jupiter Coyote works best on Alternative rock, Progressive pop, Progressive rock, Psychedelic pop, Psychedelic rock Authentic, Catchy, Creative, Eccentric, Energetic, Good vibes, Meaningful lyrics, Melancholic, Melodic, Original, Positive, Psych, Sensual, Upbeat, Available on Spotify, Composer, International potential, Strong social media presence.


Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therealjupitercoyote/

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2kbCGRYwdk1GEpBwRD8Z1V?si=c-5XBRN2Ti-WoZ57ci9ICQ


OnTheSceneNY Feedback: Jupiter Coyote is an experienced artist long in the music business. The song is good to listen to. Will share it on our site.

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