CoyoteBear ushers in bigger sound, preps for vinyl LP release
Today, Based in Lafayette correspondent (and Tim’s Picks guru) Tim Brouk sits in with this interview with Cody Hall, the songwriter behind CoyoteBear.
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Editor’s note: Today, Based in Lafayette correspondent (and Tim’s Picks guru) Tim Brouk sits in with this interview with Cody Hall, the songwriter behind CoyoteBear. Enjoy.
COYOTEBEAR USHERS IN BIGGER SOUND, PREPS FOR VINYL LP RELEASE
By Tim Brouk / For Based in Lafayette
It was possibly the strangest booking offer for a Lafayette singer-songwriter ever.
In 2016, Cody “CoyoteBear” Hall was asked to open at the Lafayette Theater for comedian and “Trailer Park Boys” legend John “Mr. Lahey” Dunsworth. Hall had been testing out his then-new side project that included costumes, unpredictable live show antics and several new, original tunes.
Hall passed on the opportunity, saying it wasn’t the right fit for his CoyoteBear at the time, but it was a wakeup call to treat the side project to his main band, Traveling Broke and Out of Gas, more seriously.
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