Songs and Stories #14: Stevie Coyle

Click to hear podcast #14 (time = 32:12, size = 39.7 mb)

Fingerstyle guitarist and songwriter Stevie Coyle has a background that puts my own song “Jack of All Trades” to shame. He’s toured with The Royal Lichtenstein Circus and has hosted killer whale shows. He’s been a member of The Frontmen and The Foremen. Steve is also a proud survivor of the Great Standup Comedy Scare of the 1980s.

Mpst recently, he was part of The Waybacks, a bay-area based band that mashed together an eclectic mix of acoustic rock, folk, swing (you name it, they play it). They’ve toured festivals around the world and have shared stages with the likes of Taj Mahal, Los Lobos, and Richard Thompson. He’s now working on a solo record.

In this interview, Steve and I discuss how “the kids took over Myspace”, go on a long tangent about bay area comedy (well, it was interesting to us, anyway), chat about the musical diversity at festivals like Strawberry and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, and finally make our way around to discussing The Waybacks and Steve’s own musical influences.

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