If you want a lesson in organic chemistry, take notes and watch the sparks fly between the acoustic downhome duo known as Coyote Grace. The coyote is Joe Stevens on guitar, a northern California native; and the grace is Ingrid Elizabeth on upright bass, originally hailing from the hills of southeastern Ohio. Coyote Grace has captured the eye and the heart of live audiences nationwide with their sultry folk roots sound, poignant songwriting, and mid-song dance moves. The two met while living in Seattle, and have been pounding the pavement since December 2004. Most of their time is spent on the road, but they have recently put down roots in beautiful Sonoma County, located in the North Bay area of California.
Coyote Grace has shared the stage with modern folk legends such as the Indigo Girls, Cris Williamson, Melissa Ferrick, and Lowen & Navarro. Coyote Grace performs and teaches workshops in the college circuit, including Brown University, Reed College, Sarah Lawrence College, Pitzer College, University of Wisconsin, Sonoma State University, Carleton College, and many more. Coyote Grace's original works have been chosen to appear in the award-winning independent film "Mass Romantic," and the group is featured in the edgy rockumentary "Riot Acts:Flaunting Gender Deviance in Music Performance" (Actor Slash Model, Chicago IL). They were in the top 6 of the Emerging Artist Showcase at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival 2009, and are regulars around the lively folk festival circuit.
With their four albums and wandering hearts, Coyote Grace can be found anywhere in the country doing activism and singing the songs from the heart of us all.