The music of Sarah Gerritsen is written with a stirring narrative quality that speaks of a life well lived; tinged with the depths of mournful grief, and colored by the zeal of joyfulness. With vibrant profundity, lush three part vocal harmonies, and powerful soulfulness they infuse compelling storytelling and take Folk/Americana to uncharted territory.
Coyote is the band’s sophomore album, and is in near entirety an homage to Gerritsen’s late father. Dave “Coyote” Benedict was a nickname given to him by the Yakama Nation Tribe in his youth while playing minor league baseball… and it just kinda stuck. The themes of the album span the vast landscape around letting go, native rights, love and loss.
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