John Coinman is an award-winning successful touring singer-songwriter who grew up on the Kiowa Grasslands in northeastern New Mexico. He is a man with an impressive musical pedigree; his credits include film scores and an HBO mini-series. He is a frequent collaborator with Blair Forward and Kevin Costner in several different national/international-touring bands.
Coinman’s music is often described as Desert Noir, both gritty and mysterious but at the same time leaning slightly toward the positive and hopeful. His lyrics are real stories that evoke the sprit of the Southwest, haunted summer nights, wide-open lonely spaces and burdened souls trying to find a path to contentment.
His fifth album, “Already Are” brought us his views on fully living life; he is a keen observer of life changes, presenting life as he sees it- sometimes easy, sometimes almost unbearable. The promise of a better life flows through his songs and seems to be more current today than even a years ago.
In total he has recorded 5 highly successful solo CDs, had numerous songs in films and television, and collaborated with many artists including John Densmore of The Doors, James Intveld, Michael Blake (the writer of Dances With Wolves), Amy Rigby, Tony Gikyson, Troy Olsen, Teddy Morgan, as well as Kevin Costner And Modern West (KCMW). He has been touring and recording with KCMW since 2006. He was the Music Supervisor for the movie Dance With Wolves. When he is not on the road, he lives in the Tucson Mountain foothills with his wife Jo Andersen, Brown Dog, Meowski the cat, 10 hens and their adopted injured raven Poe.
The evening’s band will include John Coinman, Blair Forward, Neil Harry and Larry Cobb. A guest or two may stop by to join the fun.
Rebekah Rolland Trio (with Matt Rolland and Ryan Green)
Rebekah is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter based in Tucson. Early immersion in Arizona’s old-time and Bluegrass scene fueled her love for the tradition of storytelling through music, prompting her to study literature and music at the University of Arizona before setting out on several national tours with Tucson-based band,
Run Boy Run. Five years on the road as a lead vocalist, fiddler, and primary songwriter for the group have taken her to stages across the country, from the prestigious Telluride Bluegrass Festival to American Public Media’s A Prairie Home Companion.
Characteristic of some of the most forceful and compelling voices in folk music, Rolland’s writing succeeds in building worlds of dust and clay, worn pages and weathered pearls, highways and high rises, the faces and hands, the triumphs and disappointments that make up the stories of the past and the present. Her sweet and resonant vocals serve as a striking counterpart to original songs that paint a gritty, though beautifully honest and captivating picture of the human experience.
Selected as an artist-in-residence for the National Park Service Centennial, Rolland spent several weeks at the Homestead National Monument working on what will be her first solo release—an album of original songs based on Willa Cather’s Prairie Trilogy and the stories of early homesteaders in the U.S. She is currently recording and touring in preparation for a Fall 2017 release. Joining her on 2017 shows are, Matt Rolland, two-time Arizona State fiddle champion and fiddler with Run Boy Run, and Ryan David Green, vocalist and guitarist for Ryanhood.
Date(s) - Saturday, 04/15/2017
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
1) - Hotel Congress