Southeast Idaho is sparse, high desert country west of the high rocky mountains of the great divide where the coyotes roam. It is a place where musicians of any one particular idiom are few and far between. Traditional bluegrass, old-time, cowboy, and western swing music can be found, but there is no dominant indigenous musical tradition. The environment fosters an open, diverse community of musicians playing traditional music. Music parties here often include all of these styles mixed and mingled.
The Wild Coyotes are four good friends that came together to play music, melding their diverse musical backgrounds and interests. Vince has played bluegrass and western swing music, but he has always had an ear and interest for the old-time fiddle tunes and lately can't stop exploring the myriad of old-time fiddle tunings. Sallie grew up in West Virginia, living in a thriving old-time music community, singing folk songs. Rick has been immersed in old-time fiddle tunes and clawhammer style banjo, searching back into the archival recordings for tune sources. Carrie plays hard-driving traditional bluegrass music, but her ears like to wander into diverse acoustic music styles.
They bring all of this variety together to make the Wild Coyotes Sound; string-band music old and new.