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The straight-ahead, no-frills style of local classic rock band Coyote may be a little rough around the edges, but that's what makes the band what it is.

There's more than 150 years of combined playing experience between the five members, despite only a year and a half playing together. And where that could lead other acts to have trouble cooperating, this crew is already like family.

Terri Hawkins (lead vocals, guitar), John Trivelli (drums), Steve Skoog (bass), Paul-David Almond (guitar) and Don Derschan (keyboard) found each other by fate, they say, by playing jam sessions around town. They instantly meshed with one another.

It's a bond that audiences will easily identify in Coyote's live performances.

"It's like falling in love in a way, when you're up there, engaged together musically," Almond says. "It's beyond description just pure joy, brotherhood and love. No high can describe it."

And it's a feeling the members of Coyote are willing to share. Don't be surprised to see the band inviting fellow musicians in the crowd to join them on stage.

"It's all about the music," Almond says. "We want people to walk out happier than they walked in."

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