Downbeat, September 2011
Pandora's Box Review
***1/2 (Three and 1/2 stars)
'These nine musicians, offering all original tunes on their fifth
album, might be graduates of Ken Kesey's Acid Tests of the mid-'60s
who have been transported across time to the present.
Along the way, they picked up influences ranging from globalists
Paul Horn and Oregon to adventurous rock bands It's A Beautiful Day
and Joy of Cooking to Ken Nordine's word-jazz. Keeping listeners off guard,
the Denver-based Coyote Poets loosely fit the contemporary jam-band
mold even as "Blood and Bones" and "Quittin' Time" rumble with a
blues heft unattainable to many conventional blues bands.'
Frank-John Hadley, Downbeat, September 2011