The story behind "Blue Coyote"


Story

Michael Hurwitz and the Aimless Drifters. (July 2006)

Classic Southern Country Blues.

Some aimless Drifters hung out at my place in Alta for a few days in June and picked, strummed, sang, blew, stomped, squeezed,smoked, drank, laughed and made this record of some our favorite old blues tunes from the 1920's to the 1950's. There's songs from both the black and the white blues tradition, and one of my own, all done Wyoming style. We call it "Prairie Blues". -Mike

"... the album is a delight from start to finish" --- Sing Out!

 "...Hurwitz's "Prairie Blues" comes across as natural as breathing" --- John Conquest, 3rd Coast Music

Songs - Prodigal Son, Morning Blues, Cannonball Blues, Dehlia, Can't Judge a Book By the Cover, California Blues, Frankie and Albert, Get your Business Straight, No Money Down, Honkytonk Blues, Payday, Milwaukee Blues, Candyman.

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Prairie Blues

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"Huriwtz's Prairie Blues come across as natural as breathing"

    - John Conquest -3rd Coast Music                                                      

 "Mike Hurwitz writes song like Larry Mahan rode broncs"

     - Dave Stamey

 

" a seemingly effortless delivery that goes down like a smooth, perfectly aged shot of fine scotch whiskey " 

         -Sing Out!

 

"Mike Hurwitz's voice and stories have been in the grain of the American West for a long time. Listen to his tunes and you'll be there too" 

   - Greg Keeler - Big Sky Journal

 

"Hurwitz's dusky baritone resonates with the sounds of mountains he's pondered, horses he's wrangled and land he's travelled. He's the real deal."

     - Meredith Oaks

 

"Michael Hurwitz grew up with a guitar in one hand and reins in the other. Along the road he's howled with coyotes and picked with the greats, and has become the best of both - wild and untamed."

    - American Cowboy Magazine