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Coyote Radio Tujunga

14 solo performances by singer-songwriter The Hippy Coyote (a.k.a. Kung Fu Cowboy) of American Zen comprise the album, COYOTE RADIO TUJUNGA. Performing on his Alvarez 12-string acoustic guitar (with 6-strings), Coyote provides unique arrangements of some American Zen songs such as "Christ Killer," and "The End The Horizon." He also performs earlier songs from 1980s like "Don't Push Me." The last song of the Coyote Radio Tujunga album is "Don't Forget," written in 1975 and somehow this single song predicts many of the various elements of his bands and songs of his decades to come.

Coyote Radio Tujunga was recorded in Tujunga, California while Richard Del Connor was a Mr. Mom singing his young son to sleep for his afternoon naps. Coyote's loud singing voice and hard hammering acoustic guitar performances are some of the wildest rock songs and also some of the most romantic ballads ever recorded by a solo guitarist-singer-songwriter. And yes, these aggressive songs are great for getting your children to take a nap (when they don't sing along...) Coyote's son can be heard on a few songs clapping at the conclusion or hooting to his fathers howling...

The Hippy Coyote is Kung Fu CowboySome of the Coyote Radio Tujunga songs sound like Bob Dylan, Donovan, Jim Morrison, The Doors, The Kinks, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Crosby Stills & Nash, Metallica, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. That's why we call it, "COYOTE ROCK."

PLUS: The Coyote Radio Tujunga album will have all 14-songs arranged for various accompaniment and orchestras. Yep, your orchestra can play along with the Coyote Radio Tujunga album through the P.A. system and then you and your fellow musicians will be performing along with THC The Hippy Coyote (Richard Del Connor "Kung Fu Cowboy"...). All these Coyote songs are enhanced with the addition of violins, horns, and woodwinds...

ARRANGEMENTS LICENSED BY SHAOLIN MUSIC: (contact "Publisher" at Shaolin Music for info)

  • 4-piece string arrangement
  • Complete orchestral arrangements licensed to schools for entire album
  • 2-piece flute arrangements
  • 8-piece horn arrangement
  • guitar-vocal lead sheets

Some of these songs have been released on albums by The Rich and American Zen. "All Around The World" is from the Coyote In A Graveyard rock opera of 1984.

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Coyote, a Mr. Mom from 1991 to 2011, was singing his son to sleep every afternoon in their Tujunga home from 2000 to 2004 performing on his Alvarez acoustic guitar.

He was also rehearsing for the "Coyote Radio" television shows being produced and aired by Adelphia and Roadrunner Cable Television. These songs and others of the years 2002 to 2005 were featured in live television shows produced by Shaolin Pictures entitled Coyote Radio 1, Coyote Radio 2...Coyote Radio 9. Our camerapersons were Tai Chi Youth Kung Fu students who volunteered to help make this series of a dozen 1/2-hour television shows.

All the Coyote Radio television shows feature The Hippy Coyote in a unique style of solo performances wearing his leather cowboy hat, a black background behind him, performing each 1/2-hour show without any talking between songs. With no Coyote dialogue, he performed mostly sitting down, with his cowboy hat shadowing his face like a Cowboy Zorro. With only a black background, acoustic guitar and a couple of microphones that he brought and set up himself, Coyote performed for the Coyote Radio TV series shows that aired over Los Angeles cable networks in 2003 and 2004.

There were a couple exceptions to these solo television performances because his son, Rory O'Connor, just had to run up on stage and sing with dad from time to time. The last of the Coyote Radio television series featured "The Coyote Clan," consisting of Daddy Coyote on acoustic guitar, Rory O'Connor on snare drum wearing dad's cowboy hat (with extra foam inside), and Caitlin O'Connor performing on flute.

In 2009, Coyote's 1972 Alvarez 12-string guitar was stolen. Coyote vowed to never play acoustic guitar again -- in memory and honor of his lost guitar, (his best friend since 1973). Even the punk rock songs of The Rich, and the Coyote In A Graveyard rock opera were written on that acoustic guitar.

Enjoy what is the last album of acoustic guitar ever to be performed by The Hippy Coyote of American Zen.

1. All Around The World
2. Don't Push Me
3. In Dreams
4. Dear Mom
5. Don't Make Me Laugh
6. Black Of Night
7. Christ Killer
8. What Do You See?
9. In Line
10. Backseat Love
11. Hurts To Know
12. The End The Horizon
13. Spirit Gun
14. Don't Forget

Follow Coyote's travels at his current website, www.americanZEN.org and www.KungFuCowboy.com

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Tujunga, California

Recorded live 2002 to 2005

Coyote with Alvarez 12-string


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