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Coyote Kings


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"Coyote Kings Feelin' Lucky"

"Packed with great tunes"
"Blistering guitars"
"Haunting harp"
"Tasty sax work"
"Great vocal work"
"Its a great CD that I couldn't get out of the stereo. Just see if you can keep from playing the entire CD twice! Or three or four times for that matter. Buy it now. It's damn good!" - Blues News

"Live and CD"

“With their music evoking memories of Stevie Ray Vaughan and ZZ Top, the Kings delivered an explosive and powerful performance on Oct 26. Having over 80 years of combined experience between the members playing before audiences and recording, the band seeks to establish a new higher standard for Blues-rock in the Pacific Northwest. The Kings bring it to town on “Feelin’ Lucky,” which features 12 tracks of hard-driving original material.” - Union Bulletin ~ Marquee

"Feelin' Lucky"

“Feelin’ Lucky” exceeded my expectations. Great grooves, smokin’ hot hooks, and great lyrics make up songs that get stuck in your head. The album stands up to other albums currently on the top ten Blues album charts. Bluesy Rock & Rockin’ Blues only begin to describe this album. “Feelin’ Lucky” takes you through a wide range of influences, styles, and Blues emotions. Barrett, Cook, and Johnson have great chemistry together both live and on this CD. Go see them live and have them autograph your copy before this album hits the charts!” - Foyer Magazine


"Every time I've had the pleasure of catching the Coyote Kings it's been a rockin' good time! You can't miss with these guys because they bring a solid show with blues, rock and even humor all rolled into one. Very entertaining!" - Ray Hansen WWBS President


Brand New CD "Feelin' Lucky" released fall 2007.



With over 80 years combined experience recording and performing for regional, national and international audiences, Robin Barrett, Curtis “Rocket” Johnson,“ and “Mondo Mike” Cook make up the core of the band. Each is a respected artist in his own right. More is included on each in their individual bios below.

"Kings" have gigged and shared the stage with B.B. King, George Thorogood, Albert Collins, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Elvin Bishop, Roy Rogers, W.C. Clark, Jimmie Vaughan, Alan Haynes, Robert Cray, Charlie Musselwhite... the list goes on and on.

A short list of clubs and events CK members have played includes:
The Chicago Blues Festival, Waterfront Blues Festival, Sunbanks Blues Festival, Ritzville Blues Festival, Hot August Blues Festival, Antones, The Dandelion, Cascade Tavern, Larry’s Greenfront, The Fort Spokane Brewery, The Winthrop Palace, Crossroads… again, the list goes on and on.

Having spent the last year recording their first CD, honing their live show, and wowing audiences at local events, the Kings are ready to get busy. With the addition of HD Dyer on bass, The Coyote Kings will light up your event and set your town on fire!

The Coyote Kings’ new CD “Lucky Thirteen” is due for release Fall 2007. It features 13 original powerhouse tracks, showcasing the collective talents of the group. TCK are fast becoming regarded as a hot ticket... the new premier purveyors of “The Northwest Sound.”



Robin Barrett has been singing, playing guitar & writing for over 35 years. He was lead singer, rhythm Guitarist, & principal writer for Tukanon Band, earning critical acclaim & a loyal following. Since 1991, Rob has turned his musical energy towards Bluesrock guitar & writing, playing, & singing some incredible music. While with ‘The Robin Barrett Band’ he played every top club in the Northwest and released the 1993 CD ‘Love For The Blues.’ Robin also released the 1997 solo CD ‘Eclectricity.’

In 2002, after 25 years of writing recording and playing out, Robin hit large via the Internet. His song ‘Naughty Little Girl’ hit #1 on the Blues & charts and stayed there for a full year! Robin’s 2003 solo CD ‘Blue Movie’ continues to sell Worldwide.

With Robin, Curtis, Mike, and Howard, The Coyote Kings have hit the magic line-up. Robin says, “I’m proud to be a member of the ‘Yoties’ and excited to hear my songs done so right. Every time we play I’m amazed at the heat!”

“Listening to Robin's music is an experience! Barrett brings an age old style right up to the twenty-first century with bravado and skill.” Chris K. -

"Robin Barrett kicks himself into blues overdrive. It just can't get much better than this."

"This is the biz - sneering guitars – ‘make the bad-boy squeal' harmonics - crashing, no messin' groove - subliminal, sinister vocals - Barrett made the hairs stand up on the back of my neck and that's the truth!" Roj Agogo

"Robin Barrett is a guitarist who cooks his way through each song, definitely an experience!"
Cascade Blues Association - Blues Notes

"Whether he's going upbeat and cheery, or slow and dreary, Barrett is a master of mood."
Washington Blues Society - Blues Letter



Curtis “Rocket” Johnson is a veteran Blues, R&B and Rock drummer who has provided tasteful, driving grooves for some of the greatest artists of our time. This native Texan toured and performed nationally and internationally with Alligator recording artist and multiple W.C Handy award-winner, W. C. Clark, and Texas guitar legend Alan Haynes, as well as appearing several times with both artists on television. He was also a member of the Austin based Matt Powell Band, while Powell (a young Rock and Blues guitar hero) packed Texas clubs and concert venues. With Curtis driving the beat, “The Godfather of Texas Blues,” W.C. Clark won the prestigious Austin Music Awards for “Best Blues Band.”

Curtis is also a revered member of the Northwest music scene and is regarded as “Blues Royalty” by such notables as Jim Mesi and the late great Paul DeLay. As the original drummer with Jimmy Lloyd Rea and the Switchmasters, the Cascade Blues Association nominated Curtis for “Best Drummer.” This was the year that the Switchmasters won “Album of the Year” and “Best Live Blues Performance” with Chicago legend, Snooky Pryor.

Currently Curtis is heating things up with The Coyote Kings, appearing live and on the new album. With the Coyote Kings, he is more than “just a drummer.” Curtis is an integral part of the CK sound, adding his soulful vocals and incredible beats and arrangements. Curtis says, “I’m proud to be associated with Robin Barrett and Mike Cook, and to add The Coyote Kings to the prestigious list of artists I’ve performed with.” These artists include… Albert Collins, B.B. King, Buddy Guy